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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Public invited to workshop to help develop transportation plan

Kuna- If you live, work or spend time in Kuna, the Ada County Highway District and City of Kuna want your input on getting around downtown. In November, ACHD and the City launched a study to assess the long-term transportation needs for downtown Kuna. A significant part of the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan involves input from the public to identify needs and develop a transportation plan. On February 2, interested citizens are invited to attend the first of two workshops. ACHD and the City want to learn more about how people get to, through, and around downtown Kuna using all modes of travel. What: Public Workshop for Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan
When: Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 – 8 p.m., Formal presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Kuna High School Cafeteria, 637 E. Deer Flat Road, KunaThe workshop will begin with a formal presentation and transition into hands-on activities in smaller groups. Attendees will visit various stations and will have the opportunity to identify locations for amenities like sidewalks and bike lanes. They will also be able to visualize how possible intersection improvements, like a roundabout, might impact an area. Previously, an online survey has helped to identify a list of transportation priorities among Kuna residents. Results from the survey, conducted in late 2011, will be on display at the workshop.As part of the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan, an additional public workshop and open house will be held in the spring and summer, respectively. Both forums will provide residents the opportunity to review what has occurred so far, learn more, and provide additional input on the study. About the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan
The downtown study area includes the general area of Orchard Street to the east, Bridge Avenue to the west, 4th Street to the north and Shortline Street to the south. While the study focuses on the downtown area, it will also consider the outlying area. Click here to view a map which outlines the entire study area.
The study will take into account how roads and intersections are operating, safety-related problem areas, number of travel lanes and posted speeds, and will include traffic, bike and pedestrian counts. The study will help ACHD and the City identify long-term projects and priorities for intersections, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities, roadways, and truck routes.
Based on the needs identified, the Plan will include recommended improvements and programming strategies through the year 2035.
Those interested in being involved in the study, but are not able to attend the February 2 workshop may contact ACHD Senior Transportation Planner, Jeff Lowe at (208) 387-6235 or projects@achdidaho.org.
For more information on the Kuna Downtown Corridor Plan visit www.achdidaho.org.
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