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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Innovation for infrastructure: Eagle and ITD create road funds trust

eagle sign on hwy 55

The City of Eagle is situated at the crossroads of two major thoroughfares, State Highways 44 and 55. Due to Eagle's position along these major regional corridors, residents are confronted daily with highway levels of traffic right outside their neighborhoods and subdivisions. While these highways do not belong to Eagle, the city is working with the Idaho Transportation Department on a solution.

The City of Eagle is currently working with ITD to establish a local Road Trust for ITD projects within the city. ITD does not have the authority to charge impact fees but can use interlocal agreements to hold project-specific funds. The City of Eagle will be the first jurisdiction in Idaho to partner with ITD to collect and hold project-specific dollars for local improvement on the state highway system through the development process.

 "This is an innovative approach to improve our infrastructure," Eagle Mayor Stan Ridgeway said, "We are proud to be the first in the state to try this. By partnering with ITD the City of Eagle can ensure that money collected in Eagle for highway improvement stays in Eagle." 

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