Planning and Collaboration

Ongoing Studies

State Highway 16, I-84 to South Emmett Corridor Study
Sponsor: Idaho Transportation Department
Status: Scheduled completion March 2011

The GARVEE-funded corridor project identifies options to extend Idaho 16 in Emmett to I-84 between Nampa and Meridian. The project requires a new crossing of the Boise River and is divided into two projects: I-84 to Idaho 44 Environmental Study and US 20/26 to Idaho 44.

State Highway 19 Corridor Plan
Sponsor: Idaho Transportation Department
Status: Scheduled completion fall/winter 2010

Provide a 10-year corridor plan for SH 19 between the City of Wilder and the City of Caldwell.

State Highway 44 Corridor Preservation Study
Sponsors: Idaho Transportation Department
Status: Ongoing

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are working together to identify future transportation needs along the Idaho 44 corridor from Interstate 84 to Eagle Road.

The study will include a regional vision for the highway, an implementation plan, an access management plan, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and an analysis of a Middleton Alternate Route. Public meetings were held in 2006 and 2007 and work is progressing on the study, including an Access Management Plan.

State Highway 55 Corridor Plan
Sponsor: Idaho Transportation Department
Status: 2016

Study will provide a corridor plan identifying current and future needs along the State Highway 55 corridor from U.S. 95 near Marsing to U.S. 95 at New Meadows.

State Street Corridor Study, Right-of-Way and Alignment Study (Phase 2)
Sponsors: Ada County Highway District, City of Boise, City of Garden City, and Ada County
Status: TBD

ACHD to recommend the centerline alignments for the proposed roadway and major intersection improvements identified in the 2004 State Street Corridor Strategic Plan Study, from Glenwood St to 23 rd Street. A proposed right-of-way footprint is being established for corridor preservation purposes.

State Street Corridor Implementation Coordination

Participants: Ada County, Ada County Highway District (ACHD), Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC), City of Boise, City of Eagle, City of Garden City, COMPASS, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) District 3, Northside Neighborhood Transportation Committee, and Valley Regional Transit (VRT)
Status: Ongoing in 2011

Study will implement a new State Street/Idaho 44 Transit Corridor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between COMPASS and ACHD, Ada County, CCDC, ITD, VRT, and the Cities of Boise, Eagle and Garden City. The City of Boise and the City of Garden City adopted the State Street Corridor Transit Oriented Policy Guidelines in 2008. ACHD is close to completion of the State Street Right-of-Way and Alignment Study. VRT and ACHD are co-leads on the Transit and Traffic Operational Plan (TTOP) scheduled to be complete in Spring 2011. COMPASS is now leading coordination efforts in the corridor.

For a copy of the new MOU for 2011-2016, click here.

For a copy of the Corridor Market Strategy and Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines, click here.


State Street Transit and Traffic Operation Plan: Implementation Plan (June 2011)(28.83MB)

Due to the large file size of this document, it has been broken into sections for easier downloading:

Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction (2.25MB)
Background (6.16MB)
Alternatives (1.61MB)
Public Involvement (1.16MB)
Implementation (3.87MB)
Financial Strategy (2.36MB)
Conclusion, Recommendations, Appendix (1.13MB)

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