Meridian- A project to widen Ten Mile Road from Franklin Road to Cherry Lane to five-lanes is now open to traffic, pedestrians and bikes. Construction on the project started in December 2009.
The former two-lane road was widened to five lanes to increase safety and better accommodate current and future traffic volume increases anticipated from the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) new Ten Mile Interchange on Interstate 84. The new roadway includes two through-lanes in each direction, a center left turn lane and additional turn lanes at the Ten Mile and Franklin intersection.
The completed project also features:
- Curb, gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes
- A widened, concrete intersection at Ten Mile Road and Franklin Road with an upgraded traffic signal
- A widened Ten Mile Road and Pine Avenue intersection with a new traffic signal
- Pedestrian crossing signal north of Pine, near Park Creek Drive to serve local school children
- Upgraded bridges over Ten Mile Creek to accommodate the road widening
Please see the attached photos of the finished project.
“When you consider the scale of this project and the utility work that had to occur in conjunction with it, construction went very smoothly with minimal disruptions,” said Justin Bledsoe, ACHD Construction Supervisor.
The $4.5 million project was funded in part by Vehicle Registration Fees which help construct congestion improvement and Community Programs projects.
For more information on this project and other ACHD projects, visit www.achdidaho.org.