Starting in early August, ACHD will begin installing additional stop signs in the neighborhood adjacent to Whitewater Park Boulevard, south of State Street between 27th Street and Whitewater Park Boulevard. All new signs will have warning flags attached for the first 30 days of installation to call attention to the new traffic pattern. In addition, two intersections will be temporarily converted to all-way stop control prior to reversing the existing stop sign configuration. Click on the map below to see where the new stop signs will be installed.
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What is the goal of this project?
The goal of this project is to make your neighborhood safer by providing stop control at existing uncontrolled intersections. We have recently obtained traffic counts on a number of streets to use as a baseline for future comparison. This comparison will allow us to see if traffic patterns change with the installation of the stop signs.
What about parking?
Boise City Code prohibits parking within 30’ of a stop or yield sign, while parking is prohibited within 20’ of a marked or unmarked crosswalk. This means an additional 10’ of curb area will be restricted at each new stop sign location.
Two existing two-way stop intersections on 29th and 31st streets at Jordan Street will initially become temporary all-way stops (stop signs on all four corners). After about 30 days, they will revert to two-way stops again, but with stop signs on Jordan Street rather than 29th and 31st streets. Why? Since Whitewater Park Boulevard was completed, Jordan Street has experienced a 25% or so decrease in traffic. The stop sign reversals allow ACHD to “balance” traffic flow within the neighborhood.
Start Date: August 2015
End Date: TBD