The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) brochure provides a brief summary of the completed document.
The purpose of the brochure is to provide you with an easy to understand and quick look at the key points within the document. It will also provide you with an outline of what to expect when reading the DEIS.
The Idaho Transportation Department is continuing to work on final design plans and right-of-way appraisals for the U.S. 95, Thorncreek Road to Moscow Project.
The Federal Highway Administration and ITD evaluated many alternatives for the new highway alignment, including western, central and eastern routes. The final eastern route (E2) was chosen after a multi-year environmental review process. FHWA issued aRecord of Decision (ROD) for the project in 2016, giving ITD authority to begin final design and purchase land.
A legal motion was brought against FHWA and ITD regarding the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. In August 2017, the U.S. District Court for Idaho ruled against the motion in favor of FHWA and ITD. In January 2018, an appeal to the ruling was filed in the ninth circuit court. ITD/FHWA submitted comments on the appeal on April 11, 2018. ITD does not anticipate a decision until later this year or early 2019.
Please call Ken Helm at (208)799-5090 if you have any questions about the project.