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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Intersection project at Pine Avenue and Linder Road to finish Thursday; traffic signal to be put into service

Meridian- A new traffic signal replaces a four-way stop at the Pine Avenue and Linder Road intersection which now accommodates more drivers and moves them through the intersection faster. The project added turn lanes, additional through lanes, bike lanes and sidewalk. In addition, a pedestrian crossing signal, called a High-intensity Activated crossWalK, or HAWK, was installed on Linder just north of the intersection. The new pedestrian crossing beacon will serve students walking or biking to the nearby Meridian High School and other pedestrians in the area. The HAWK beacon is only activated when a pedestrian pushes the button to cross. Pedestrians can also cross at the newly signalized Pine and Linder intersection.

The $1.6 million intersection project will reduce delays for motorists and will increase safety for both pedestrians and drivers. Approximately 16,000 vehicles use the intersection each day.

Putting the signal into service

On Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m., ACHD Commissioners and Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd 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. On-street parking is available on Northwest 15th Avenue, just east of the intersection. The media is invited to attend.

For more information on this project or HAWK pedestrian beacons, visit www.achdidaho.org.

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