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Friday, September 09, 2011
Business community and general public invited to view and provide input on proposed Fairview Access Management Plan

Boise- A public open house is planned for the evening of Wednesday, September 14 to present a proposed access management plan for Fairview Avenue between Orchard Street and Linder Road. The purpose of the plan is to increase safety for pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists and reduce delay on the heavily traveled roadway. Currently, 33,500 vehicles use Fairview Avenue each day and that number is expected to climb to an average of 49,500 vehicles by the year 2030.

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) in conjunction with the cities of Boise and Meridian has developed a plan that includes constructing medians, consolidating some driveways, requiring cross access (shared access between properties), u-turns and a service road network. ACHD and the cities of Boise and Meridian want to hear from the public about the proposed access management changes.

Public Open House

When: Wednesday, September 14

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. – businesses are invited to attend
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. – general public invited to attend

Location: The Clubhouse Event Center, 7311 W. Potomac Dr., Boise (off of Cole, just north of Emerald Street)

Work to develop the plan began in 2007 and has included public outreach meetings, a public survey and one-on-one meetings with businesses. ACHD anticipates construction of medians as early as 2014 and 2015, depending on the public response to the plan. The overall access management plan will be considered for approval by the cities and ACHD Commission in winter 2011/2012. If approved, the proposed changes would occur over time as the area redevelops.

Open house displays, materials and an online comment opportunity will be available on ACHD’s web site, www.achdidaho.org on Thursday, September 15. Public comments regarding the Fairview Access Management Plan will be accepted through September 28, 2011.

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