Infrastructure

‘Much needed’: VRT receives grant to help fuel big changes to State St.

Long-planned upgrades to Boise's State Street corridor got a boost with a federal grant. Valley Regional Transit won an $8.5 million federal grant from the...

Big changes to key 2C route: ITD looks for public input on Karcher Rd. & interchange

The Idaho Transportation Department is inviting the community to learn more about two road projects in Canyon County. One of the projects is centered around...

Note from Don: ITD replied to Little’s demand for info on our Idaho 55 story. It misrepresented our work & attempts to get comment

As BoiseDev reported yesterday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little demanded a report from the Idaho Transportation Department in response to our reporting on safety in...

Another new airline plans to fly out of Boise, with a new destination

Travelers in Boise will soon be able to fly direct to Reno, Nevada again. Aha Airlines announced it would start flying between the...

Gov. Little demands ITD produce report after BoiseDev investigation on Idaho 55

Governor Brad Little is demanding answers from the Idaho Transportation Department after BoiseDev published the results of a six-month-long investigation Tuesday. The investigation centered around...

‘Getting dangerous’: ITD knew of Idaho 55 issues before major slide that narrowly missed a driver. Now it’s millions over budget

On a crisp, late fall day last year, less than 200 feet made all the difference on Idaho Highway 55.  Just after 2 p.m. on...

Editor’s note: How and why we produced our investigation on Highway 55

Today, we are publishing the result of a long-term investigation into the Idaho 55 construction zone near Smith's Ferry. In March of 2021, BoiseDev's Autum...

Meridian speeds up new fire station construction due to continued growth

Just down the road from Owyhee High School is a lot filled with rocks and dirt right now, but soon construction will start on...

Pedestrian zone: Boise to revamp 8th St. in downtown core to be permanently car-free

After two years of makeshift changes to create a pedestrian street, Boise’s restaurant row will be getting a more permanent makeover.  On Tuesday, Boise City...

Suez, Boise spar over water renewal plan with groundwater levels & contamination potential key issues

Ada County’s largest drinking water provider says it is skeptical of the City of Boise’s hopes for using recycled wastewater to recharge the region’s...

‘Donut holes’ & ‘taxation without representation’: New Idaho law impacts CIDs – including Harris Ranch and future areas

The Idaho Legislature made a pair of changes to the state's community infrastructure district statute, both involving Boise's Harris Ranch neighborhood. The Harris Ranch CID...

Election with few voters could mean nearly $1 billion in debt & interest for future residents

A small upcoming election could bring nearly $1 billion in taxes in a future Treasure Valley neighborhood. The Spring Valley Community Infrastructure District north of...

‘Pretty cool’: Relic Boise neon signs could pop up as public art in Downtown Boise project

A series of classic Boise neon signs could appear in Downtown Boise if a project envisioned by the Capital City Development Corp. moves forward. Vangie...

‘Above and beyond’: ITD to add shipping containers to protect drivers in slide-prone Idaho 55 zone

Idaho Transportation Department work crews will reinstall large shipping containers in the Idaho 55 work zone between Smiths Ferry and the Round Valley. That area...

Deep Dive: Inside Idaho Power’s goal to hit 100% renewable energy by 2045

The year 2045 seems like a long way off, but when your goal is trying to ditch 100% of carbon emissions it’s coming up...