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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Flaggers to direct traffic at Meridian and Cherry intersection through evening commute; possibly into late night hours

Meridian- Work that began this morning at the Meridian and Cherry intersection is anticipated to continue through the evening commute after a traffic signal pole was accidentally taken out of service. A crew was working on a sewer crossing at the intersection and believes a trench was dug too close to the signal pole on the southwest corner, causing it to lean over.

Motorists may want to consider Franklin Road as an alternative route for this evening.


The traffic signal will continue to operate in flashing red with flaggers at the intersection directing traffic. Lane restrictions are in place for eastbound drivers on Cherry Lane near the intersection where one lane is open to traffic. Motorists should anticipate significant delays through the evening commute. Crews will likely work through the night hours to complete the pipe work and traffic signal repair.


To view ACHD traffic cameras, visit www.achdidaho.org and select "Traffic Cams."

About the Project
The Meridian Split Corridor Phase 2 project and the Meridian Sewer and Water project began in late October and are anticipated to last approximately one year.

The projects 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 maps on how to access businesses within the closed segment of Meridian Road, visit www.meridiansplitcorridor.org.


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