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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Road projects to bring temporary closures in Eagle and west Boise

Two road improvement projects currently underway will require temporary road closures starting next week.
In west Boise, the Franklin Road and Cloverdale Road intersection widening project will close Cloverdale, between Franklin and the Ridenbaugh Canal, just south of the intersection beginning Monday, August 22 after the morning rush hour, through mid-October. The closure will help complete the project-- crews will re-build the entire south approach of the new concrete intersection. During the closure, motorists and residents who live in the area will need to detour to Eagle Road or Five Mile Road.

The Franklin and Cloverdale project began in December 2010 and will be complete once crews finish the final piece of the intersection; anticipated in mid-October. When complete, the intersection will have two lanes in each direction, two left turn lanes and a right turn lane at each approach. The project also includes bike lanes and sidewalk.

As part of the realignment of the State Highway 44/State Street/Ballantyne Lane intersection, Old State Street and Ballantyne Lane will be closed at the existing intersection, starting Tuesday, August 23 through mid-September. The closure will allow utility companies to relocate their lines within the project area and ACHD’s contractor to build portions of the new roadway that tie into the existing Ballantyne Lane and Old State Street.
During the closure, motorists and residents traveling Old State Street will need to take Eagle Road as a detour; those driving Ballantyne will need to detour to Floating Feather.
The State Highway 44/State/Ballantyne intersection project is anticipated to be complete in mid-to-late September. Once finished, it will feature a new, safer intersection of State Highway 44, State and Ballantyne, approximately 1,300 feet west of the current intersection. The new intersection will also include a new traffic signal and sidewalk.

For more information on these projects, visit www.achdidaho.org.

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