Meridian— Two projects along Pine Avenue will impact Meridian motorists in the coming week. Because of their close proximity to schools, the road closures are timed with the public school district’s spring break to reduce impacts to traffic and kids walking and biking to school. Both closures will start on Monday (March 26) morning after the commute and are anticipated to end by Sunday (April 1), however work could finish sooner.
Pine Avenue between NE 5th Street and Stonehenge Way
A closure will be in place on Pine Avenue between Northeast 5th Street and Stonehenge Way where work will occur on the City of Meridian’s Five Mile Creek Pathway project. Crews will pour concrete for a pedestrian bridge and will work within the travel lanes to widen a segment of Pine Avenue as part of the pathway project. Residents who live in the vicinity of the closure will be able to access their homes, but will need to enter from Locust Grove or Main—a full closure will be in place between 5th and Stonehenge and traffic will not be allowed to pass through.
Pine Avenue between 14th Street and Linder Road
Also starting Monday, a closure on Pine Avenue between 14th Street and Linder will be in effect for crews working near ACHD’s Pine and Linder intersection improvement project. Crews will install irrigation manholes and pipe under the roadway on the north side of Pine at 14th Street and will be working within the travel lanes. Residents will be able to access their homes from Meridian Road, but will not be allowed to pass through the closure.
Please see the attached map which illustrates the closure locations. Marked detour routes will be in place for both closures.
About the Pine and Linder intersection project
The Pine and Linder improvement project began in February and is scheduled for completion in September. The project will widen the intersection to include additional through lanes and turn lanes, construct a traffic signal and add bike lanes and sidewalk. The project will increase safety and will reduce congestion at the intersection which is currently controlled by a four-way stop.
For more information on the Pine and Linder intersection project, visit www.achdidaho.org/projects.
For more information on the City of Meridian’s Five Mile Creek Pathway Project, visit www.meridiancity.org/parks_rec.aspx.###