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State Highway 44 Widening, SH-16 to Linder Rd.

The Idaho Transportation Department will be widening State Highway 44 between SH-16 and Linder Rd.

The work will improve safety and capacity along this stretch of SH-44. The project has been funded and construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2022.

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Design update

The Idaho Transportation Department thanks everyone who participated in the April 7 open house for the widening of SH-44 between SH-16 and Linder Road.

After reviewing public comments and working with technical experts, ITD is replacing the proposed raised median barrier near the entrance of Eagle Christian Church at Short Road with a two-way left-turn lane. ITD has determined this design change will meet current road user needs. Construction is expected to begin Monday, April 25.

Click here to see the updated design plans.

Project overview

The project to widen SH-44 between Linder Road and SH-16 is underway.

Watch this video for a project overview.

Project Updates

ITD will begin widening State Highway 44 (SH-44), between State Highway 16 (SH-16) and Linder Road in May 2022.

Improvements include:

  • An additional lane in each direction
  • Wider shoulders
  • Dedicated right turn lanes at major side streets
    • Moon Valley Road
    • Longhorn Street
    • Palmer Lane
    • Short Road

Construction is expected to last from May until Early August 2022, and will be split into 4 phases.

Community Involvement

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) held a neighborhood meeting in November 2021 to share improvement plans for State Highway 44 (SH-44) between State Highway 16 (SH-16) and Linder Road.

In Spring 2022, ITD  held another open house to share plans for upcoming construction. Information presented at the open house included planned improvements, project schedule, traffic impacts.

An online open house was also held from April 7-14.



Frequently Asked Questions
You've got questions, we've got answers! Here are some of the most common questions we've received about this project.
Will a signal be built at Palmer Lane?
Will a signal be built at Palmer Lane?

A signal is planned for the intersection of Palmer Lane and State Highway 44. However, it is not a part of this project. The sole purpose of the SH-44, 16 to Linder Widening project is to widen SH-44 and optimize what exists without having to purchase additional right-of-way.

When will construction begin?
When will construction begin?

Construction will begin in early Summer 2022.

What are the main improvements of this project?
What are the main improvements of this project?
  • Widen SH-44 from 3 – 5 lanes
  • Construct wider shoulders
  • Add dedicated right turn lanes onto major side streets
When is construction expected to be finished?
When is construction expected to be finished?

Construction is expected to be completed by Fall 2022.

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