ITD is working toward improving Idaho 55 from Pear Lane to Middleton Road. The goal of this study is to meet mobility, safety and capacity needs on this corridor from now until 2045.
Idaho 55 is a primary transportation and freight corridor through Idaho.
The area around the highway in Canyon County is growing rapidly, causing traffic volumes to increase beyond what Idaho 55 was designed to handle.
In many areas, the highway has not been widened since it was constructed in the 1930s.
This project began in the summer of 2019 and is expected to last for two years. It includes:
ITD will follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process throughout this project. The NEPA process is required for ITD to use federal funding for future projects on Idaho 55.
Fall 2019: ITD launches the Idaho 55, Pear Lane to Middleton Road study to build upon previous work on this corridor.
2013: ITD completed a multi-year study of the entire Idaho 55 corridor in Idaho. The study identified a need for more extensive improvements between Pear Lane and Middleton Road.