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News and Press Releases Thursday, July 18, 2019

Public invited to review, comment on ACHD proposed budget, five-year work plan

Garden City - The Ada County Highway District is inviting the public to review and comment on the proposed $123.2 million spending plan the Commission will consider in late August.

The open house is tonight, Thursday, July 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the ACHD headquarters Auditorium located at 3775 Adams Street in Garden City.

The budget includes $59.8 million dollars in construction for 149 projects involving new roads, intersections, bridges, sidewalks and bike lanes. Some constructions projects proposed in the capital budget are:

  • Improving Ten Mile Road from Ustick Road to Chinden Boulevard by widening it to two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane and bike lanes, construct new sidewalk to match existing sidewalk, and add a new traffic signal and a right turn lane on Ten Mile at Lost Rapids Drive.
  • Constructing a median u-turn (ThrU-Turn) at the intersection of Cole Road and Victory Road. The new intersection will also feature additional travel lanes, curb, gutter, sidewalk and bikes lanes. Cole will be widened from Victory to McGlochlin two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane and includes adding a signalized pedestrian crossing
  • Widening Meridian Road from Cherry Lane to Ustick Road to two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane, as well as adding bike lines, continuous curb, gutter and sidewalk.
  • Improving Linder Road Franklin Road to Pine Avenue by widening it to five lanes with curb, gutter, sidewalk, storm drains and bike lanes. The project also includes upgrading the Union Pacific Railroad crossing, irrigation crossings and bridge #1120. This project is a top priority Safe Routes to School request by the West Ada School District.
  • Improving the intersection of Chinden Boulevard and Locust Grove Road in coordination with the Idaho Transportation Department as they begin the widening of this highway.
  • Improving many curb ramps and sidewalks for persons with disabilities in high priority neighborhoods that have been identified through ACHD's recent Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan update.
  • Providing safe routes to school and improving facilities for people who walk or bike with the construction of 25 projects, including bikeways, enhanced pedestrian crossings and sidewalks.

The budget also includes $9.8 million dollars in proposed maintenance projects aimed at prolonging the life the roadways.

There will also be information about FY2020-2024 Integrated Five-Year Work Plan (IFYWP). Attendees will have the opportunity to get a first glimpse at the proposed $335 million capital program and see how ACHD may be improving the transportation system in their neighborhood in the next five years.

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