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Public comment requested on adding proposed new funded projects to the DRAFT regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (Communities in Motion 2040 2.0) and to the FY2019-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program.
November 5 - 19, 2018


COMPASS is seeking your feedback on adding proposed new funded projects to the DRAFT regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (Communities in Motion 2040 2.0) and the FY2019-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

From September 21 – October 21, 2018, COMPASS requested your feedback on the DRAFT Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 plan. Among other things, Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 outlines transportation projects anticipated to be funded by the year 2040 and identifies unfunded needs.

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. COMPASS is in the process of incorporating changes to the draft document based on what we heard from you.

After the public comment period closed on the draft plan, portions of two unfunded projects were proposed for funding by the Idaho Transportation Department:


  • Proposed funded project: Widen US 20/26 from I-84 to Middleton Road to six lanes (Portion of unfunded state system priority #2)
    • Widening to four lanes from Middleton Road to Linder Road and to six lanes from Linder Road to Eagle Road are already funded in the draft plan by the year 2040
    • Widening to six lanes from Middleton Road to Linder Road remains unfunded

  • Proposed funded project: Purchase right-of-way (land) for future construction of State Highway 16 from Interstate 84 to US 20/26 (Chinden Boulevard)  (Portion of unfunded state system priority #5)
    • Construction remains unfunded

As these are significant changes to the DRAFT plan originally presented for public comment, COMPASS is asking for your feedback on these proposed additions to the list of “funded” projects. For these projects to be funded, they would also need to be added to the FY2019-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – the five-year budget of federally funded and regionally significant transportation projects for Ada and Canyon Counties.

For Your Feedback:

Should COMPASS include these projects as funded in the DRAFT Communities in Motion 2040 2.0 plan and the FY2019-2023 TIP?

Adding these projects to the draft plan now will allow them to be included in the plan when the COMPASS Board of Directors in December receives the plan for action in December.

With the exception of these two proposed changes, the remainder of the draft plan is as it was presented in the original public comment period. COMPASS is in the process of incorporating changes to the draft document based on what we heard from you.

Submit Comments:

Comments must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59 pm, Monday, November 19, 2018. All comments will be reviewed and provided to COMPASS advisory committees and the COMPASS Board of Directors for consideration before any action is taken.

Questions? Need assistance? Email info@compassidaho.org or call 208/475-2229.