Thank you for your involvement in the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) U.S. 95, Thorncreek Road to Moscow Project. The U.S. 95, Thorncreek Road to Moscow project would replace approximately 6.5 miles of the existing two-lane roadway with a new four-lane divided highway. The project is expected to improve safety and highway capacity.
U.S. 95 is one of Idaho’s most important highways. It serves as the primary link between northern and southern Idaho, and it provides the backbone for all our transportation needs including commercial, agricultural, recreational and residential traffic.
For this project, ITD would:
- Add two lanes in each direction. The lanes would be divided by a 34-foot median in the rural section.
- Add a 12-foot center turn lane and curbs, gutters and sidewalks in the urban section just south of Moscow.
- Improve many of the curves and make the grade less steep.
- Widen the shoulders.
- Add right- and left-turn lanes at county road intersections.
- Add ditches that will keep rain and snowmelt from collecting on the roadway.
- Combine current access points when possible and limit the number of new intersections and driveways.
- Add a 30-foot clear zone. The clear zone is the flat area outside the shoulder. It provides a safe area if a vehicle goes off the road.
- Improve stopping distance by reducing curves. This will allow drivers to see more of the roadway ahead.
We encourage you to stay involved, provide your input and look for project updates on our website. Your involvement will be crucial to the success of the U.S. 95 Thorncreek Road to Moscow project.
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is in the process of completing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the U.S. 95, Thorncreek Road to Moscow project.
ITD has received comments from the legal sufficiency review process from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ITD is in the process of reviewing these comments and incorporating them into the FEIS. The updated document will be submitted to FHWA for a final review. ITD will then place a notice in the Federal Register, which will begin a 30-day review of the environmental document.
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Basic Project Details Summary