inspects bridges to ensure safety
has 1,761 bridges on its state highway system. A veteran
crew of professional bridge inspectors and bridge engineers
inspects each bridge at least every two years –
or more often, if necessary. The inspectors use special
equipment that allows them to view the bridge from all
angles. ITD also uses a trained dive team to conduct underwater
inspections of piers and pilings.
Bridge conference planned in Boise
will serve as the host agency in September for the Western
Bridge Engineers’ Seminar that will bring engineers
from seven western states to Boise. “Practical Solutions
for Today’s Challenges,” a managed by Washington
State University in Pullman, is scheduled for Sept. 24-26
at the Boise Centre on the Grove. It will include representatives
from Idaho, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada
campaigns reveal nature of motorists
and Sherry Mundt find messages in abundance as they clean
a one-mile segment of U.S. 95 about four miles south of
Coeur d’d'Ale ne. Debris that was unintentionally
lost or carelessly left behind speaks volumes about the
people who travel the highway. Over the past 14 years,
we have salvaged quite a diverse collection of loot, including
entire sets of screw drivers, wrenches, bungee cords,
ratchet straps and beach towels.
safety PSA wins national award
ITD and its Office for Highway Operations and Safety received
a national award last week for production of a public
service announcement that emphasizes motorcycle safety.
The 30-second announcement, created by a consultant, emerged
the best of six other entries.
Planning & Programming
Parrish assumes lead of ITD research program
Moore laid a solid foundation for transportation research
at ITD and passed the program to Ned Parrish a month ago
after becoming Administrator of the Division of Planning
Public learns of options for I-84 segment near Boise
and planned changes to the Interstate 84 corridor near
Boise were shown to the public Wednesday when ITD held
both a public hearing and public meeting at the Holiday
Inn – Airport in Boise.
ITD to participate in Sept.
8 Career Fair
ITD is stepping up efforts to attract
qualified, motivated professions to fill the positions
it has available. In an effort to attract applicants,
representatives of ITD’s Human Resource Services
will join other public departments and agencies at the
sixth annual Law Enforcement Career Fair and Public Safety
Day Sept. 8 in Boise.
Caution urged when driving through fire areas
Motorists can expect reduced visibility because of smoke
from wildfires burning primarily in the Payette and Boise
national forests. Please check the Idaho Traveler Services
Web site (511.idaho.gov) or call 511 if you expect to
be driving in areas that may be affected by smoke.
conditions increase fire activity in Idaho
Fire activity report from the National Interagency Fire
Center, as of Friday, Aug. 17...
for help with ‘emphasis patrol’
Sendoff planned for retiring Larry
• Joe Haynes to retire
• Summer refreshment