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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Meridian Road to close from Pine Avenue to just south of Meridian/Cherry intersection

Meridian- Work is underway on the nearly one-year-long project to widen Meridian Road and make major upgrades to city sewer and water services.

The first closure associated with the Meridian Split Corridor, Phase 2 project will go into effect Thursday, November 1 at 9 a.m., after the morning commute. Meridian Road will close from Pine Avenue to just south of the Meridian and Cherry intersection (please refer to the attached map). Motorists will be able to access businesses on Meridian Road from their respective ends of the road or by using the alternate accesses that have been established. Alternate accesses are noted by black and orange directional signs in the area. Pine Avenue will remain open for east and westbound traffic.

It is anticipated the closure will extend southward to the railroad tracks in February when crews install new sewer and water lines along the stretch of Meridian Road; however, the closure could be implemented sooner if the contractor determines it is necessary.

Detours for north and southbound traffic include Main Street, Linder Road and Locust Grove Road.

About the project

The Meridian Split Corridor, Phase 2 project and the City of Meridian Public Works project will:

  • Widen Meridian Road to five lanes between the railroad tracks and Cherry Lane to include two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane
  • Construct a cross-over roadway, connecting Main Street and Meridian Road, just south of the railroad tracks, which will send through traffic toward Meridian Road and away from Downtown
  • Add 7-foot-wide sidewalks on Meridian Road
  • Rebuild the Main/Fairview and Meridian/Cherry intersections
  • Upgrade Meridian sewer and water services to increase capacity and enhance services

The project also includes extensive work by utility companies including Idaho Power, Century Link and Intermountain Gas.

For more information on the project, including how to access Meridian Road businesses during construction and anticipated construction timeframes, visit www.meridiansplitcorridor.org, or www.achdidaho.org/projects.

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