12 JanGirders Arrive

The girders have begun to arrive for the Boise River Bridge.  The photo at the left shows an aerial view of the girders traveling to the site.  Each girder is 157 feet long and 6 feet deep. The first two girders were set on Monday, January 7th.  Six more girders were set on Wednesday, January [...]

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22 DecCVE Aerial Photos

The first photograph looks north along the SH-16 alignment from the Phyllis Canal/Joplin Road area toward the Boise River Bridge and SH-44 in the distance. November 29th, 2012 The second photograph looks south from SH-44 at the SH-16 alignment showing the Boise River Crossing and Phyllis Canal in the distance. November 29th, 2012 The third photograph shows [...]

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03 OctCVEC Quarterly Meeting Welcomes Governor Otter

The Central Valley Expressway Coalition held its Fall Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, with Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter as keynote speaker.  The Governor was enthusiastically welcomed by approximately 60 attendees who turned out to hear the Governor speak of Idaho’s transportation needs and the challenges the state faces looking forward.  He was followed [...]

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30 SepCVE Construction Update

The Idaho Transportation Department has updated its Facebook page with a progress report on construction of the first phase of the Central Valley Expressway. Here’s another recent photo from the ongoing Idaho 16 Boise River Bridge now being built. This photo shows a cofferdam, which allows the crew to work on the bridge in a [...]

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23 JulBid Awarded for Phase 2 of Hwy 16 Extension

The Idaho Transportation Department has awarded the contract for construction of phase 2 (Phyllis Canal) of the Highway 16 extension project to Concrete Placing Company, the same Idaho company that is currently constructing the phase 1 Boise River Bridge Crossing.  Concrete Placing Company’s winning bid was $10.8 million. The company is anticipated to have started [...]

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23 JulITD Board approves $180 million in projects

The Idaho Transportation Board voted last Thursday to approve $180 million in road projects, including the Meridian Interchange.  Construction is slated to begin in 2014.  There were no updates relating to the remaining leg of the Highway 16 extension project, from U.S. 20/26 to I-84. Read more at The Idaho Statesman: ITD board votes to [...]

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18 JulVideo: Central Valley Expressway – VISION

Gary Smith, Co-Chair of the Central Valley Expressway Coalition (CVEC), describes the Coalition’s vision for the completed Central Valley Expressway (Idaho SH-16).  

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27 JunVideo: Lt. Gov. Brad Little – Groundbreaking Keynote

Below is video of Lieutenant Governor Brad Little’s Keynote Address from the Central Valley Expressway Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 24th, 2012.

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31 MayCentral Valley Expressway Groundbreaking

The Central Valley Expressway Groundbreaking occurred on May 24th, 2012 at 2:16 p.m. at the southwest corner of Highway 44 and Highway 16. Approximately 150 people were in attendance.  Speakers were Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Idaho Senator Chuck Winder, Idaho Transportation Department Board Chair Jerry Whitehead, and Central Valley Expressway Coalition Chair Mary May.  Local [...]

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20 MayGroundbreaking Ceremony

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