Idaho Gov Announces $100 Million in Transportation Projects

Dec. 15, 2023
Funding is part of Strategic Initiatives Program.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little recently announced $100 million in funding to be allocated to 48 road construction projects slated to begin construction in 2024.

The grants are part of the Strategic Initiatives Program. Gov. Little signed House Bill 132 earlier this year to create the program which will direct aid to projects across the state. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will also be facilitating the projects.

The ITD received 127 applications from local governments totaling more than $293 million in transportation project costs submitted.

“We championed historic transportation investments in recent years without raising taxes or fees, and it is making a difference. We can keep Idahoans safe on the road, save them time, and facilitate commerce with transportation investments,” Gov. Little said in a statement.

In recent years, Gov. Little and the Idaho Legislature funded transportation safety and deferred maintenance gaps at ongoing levels based on external studies and made significant gains in funding airports, rail, bridges, and pedestrian infrastructure.

“As I’ve said before, investments in infrastructure is property tax relief. We’re taking the financial burden off local governments that would have raised taxes or fees on residents. All these initiatives serve to lower Idahoans property taxes and improve quality of life,” Gov. Little said in a statement.

The full list of awarded projects is available on the government of Idaho’s website.


Source: Office of Idaho Governor Brad Little