This project will improve safety by expanding US-95 over Granite Hill, building frontages roads to reduce the number of conflict points on the highway and realigning the Trails End Road intersection.Read More
Why will new frontage roads be constructed?
New frontages roads will be constructed to eliminate multiple access points that have been the scene of numerous crashes in the past. The frontage roads on both sides of the highway will be continuous and can be accessed via Williams Lane, Idaho Highway 54 and Trails End Road.
Note: The proposed connection between the frontage roads has changed since the first project mailer was distributed. The project will now construct continuous frontage roads to the west and to the east, eliminating the immediate need for a structure over US-95 to connect them.
How much does the project cost, and how will it be funded?
Overall improvements will cost $36 million to design and construct, with $23 million coming from the GARVEE Transportation Program. Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds enable ITD to accelerate construction timelines to build critical infrastructure today that would otherwise take many years to fund and build. The bonds are paid back over 18 years and are backed solely by future federal aid.