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Monday, June 25, 2012
Traffic signal project at State Highway 55 and Hill Road to finish;signal to be put into service on Tuesday

Eagle- The final touches are being put on the State Highway 55 and Hill Road intersection where a safety improvement project has been underway since May. The project will be finished and the new traffic signal turned on at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26.

The $261,000 project was built in partnership with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and added right turn lanes on three of the intersection approaches and installed a traffic signal, replacing the two-way stop signs on Hill Road. Before, drivers on Hill Road had to wait for gaps in traffic to turn or cross the state highway, where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour. The new signal will also benefit drivers wishing to turn left from State Highway 55 onto Hill Road by providing a designated turn arrow.

The signal will operate on a video detection system, giving more green time to vehicles on State Highway 55 where demand is greatest; it will be activated when a vehicle approaches the intersection from Hill Road or wants to turn onto Hill Road.

On Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m., ACHD Commissioners, City of Eagle and ITD staff will gather to put the new traffic signal into service and hold a ribbon cutting to celebrate the project completion. The brief event will be held on the southwest corner of the intersection, near the silver-colored signal controller box. Parking is available along Wooddale Avenue, just west of the intersection. Media is invited to attend.

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