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A deep dive into the safety of Idaho Highway 55

Brown rocks and dirt sit on top of a narrow two-lane road. Dark green trees cover a jagged path from left to right above the rockslide.
Idaho Transportation Department
A large rockslide on Idaho State Highway 55 closed down the road between Smiths Ferry and Round Valley Road just before Thanksgiving 2021.

Tuesday, BoiseDev.com broke a story about the safety of Idaho State Highway 55 along a construction zone in central Idaho.

The story came about after three landslides hit the road between Boise and Valley County in less than a year.

BoiseDev.com reporters Margaret Carmel and Autum Robertson investigated the story for six months, sifting through public records and emails, and Margaret joined Idaho Matters to share what they found.

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