While roadwork improves transportation and makes it easier for
drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to get to where they need to go, ACHD
understands that roadwork itself can be a problem for businesses.
ACHD has a Business and Neighborhood Relations Coordinator who plans,
organizes and implements outreach activities to explain ACHD programs and
functions to business and residential community members. The
coordinator serves as a liaison between the ACHD and the business community
to expedite construction projects and mitigate the negative impact of those
projects on businesses.
During projects that impact businesses, ACHD will help with access
signage and keep drivers informed that they can still stop by.
ACHD appreciates the cooperation of businesses, and when appropriate will
publically thank businesses. This may be done during a special event,
written about in a news release.
Businesses also appreciate ACHD's efforts to inform the public of road
projects and business access points. One business even served hotdogs and
hamburgers during a project on Fairview to attract customers, adding how
they felt about ACHD to their sign.
Business Thank You Event: Businesses along 42nd Street between
Chinden and Adams in Garden City got a special thank you hot dog lunch
from ACHD. The businesses were very helpful during a project on that
street, which included rebuilding the road. Businesses let work crews
store equipment and materials on their property and allowed alternative
accesses to their businesses to keep employees and customers out of the