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January 15, 2013

Tax districts could pay for Treasure Valley expressway

  • The Central Valley Expressway would extend state Highway 16 and connect the cities of Nampa, Caldwell, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Middleton and Emmett.
  • NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A study has found that building a north-south route intersecting Interstate 84 in southwest Idaho would connect seven cities and have a $4.2 billion positive economic impact on the area over 25 years and create 33,000 jobs over 30 years.

    The Idaho Press-Tribune reports in a story published Sunday that the state-commissioned study also found that sales tax generated by new growth along the corridor would pay for the corridor improvements.

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