Highway 16

The Idaho Transportation Department plans to extend Highway 16 to I-84.

The Idaho Transportation Department is hosting an open house to provide information on the design work of the Idaho Highway 16 Corridor from 4–6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hampton Inn Suites by the Ford Idaho Center at 5750 E. Franklin Rd., according to a press release.

At the open house, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the project, view and provide comments on design refinements, find out about next steps for the project and sign up for future updates and involvement opportunities.

ITD has spent the past year refining the conceptual design of the corridor, which begins at Interstate 84 west of McDermott Road and extends north to Idaho Highway 44. The corridor will be a limited access, high-speed expressway and serve as a critical north-south connection in the heart of the Treasure Valley.

Final design and construction of the highway is not currently funded, however, the Department is actively looking for ways to fund the corridor. In December, the Idaho Transportation Board approved $90.2 million, which will be used to purchase right of way to protect the highway from encroaching growth.

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