Boise – Lane restrictions will be lifted, barrels removed and the Fairview and Five Mile intersection will officially open to traffic on Friday (11/5). The newly reconstructed intersection will reduce congestion and delay for motorists with additional through lanes and right and left turn lanes at each approach.
“We are confident that the new intersection will be easier for motorists to navigate than the previous intersection was, which will be a positive for area businesses along Fairview,” said Bryan Huey, ACHD Business and Neighborhood Relations Coordinator.
The new intersection was constructed with concrete which will increase its lifespan and reduce maintenance. Other intersection improvements include new traffic signal heads and street lights, sidewalk and bike lanes on Five Mile. Significant utility work was done in conjunction with the intersection rebuild project, including major upgrades to Boise City’s sewer line and improvements to United Water’s water line.
Some additional finishing work will occur within the project area in the weeks ahead. While lanes will be open on all approaches of the intersection, the right turn lanes will remain temporarily closed to allow for the finish work to wrap up.
The intersection widening project began in January 2010 and cost $2.4 million to construct.
For more information, visit www.achdidaho.org.