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The Road Wizard appears in The Idaho Statesman, the Kuna Melba News and the Valley Times each week to explore local transportation matters. He tries to find out why situations occur and what is being done about them. The Wizard's column is a public service provided by ACHD.

If you have a question for the Wiz, e-mail it to or mail it to the Road Wizard, 3775 Adams St., Garden City, ID 83714. You may include photos of a particular situation, but photos cannot be returned.

Selected Year: 2015

January 25 - Paint disappears from new left-turn lanes at Five Mile and Franklin roads; Five Mile Road misses out on chipseal near Lake Hazel; land survey markers along Cloverdale Road between Ustick and Fairview

January 18 - Tree-vs.-new stop sign concerns in Meridian; a chipseal is the most likely new surface to the 1700 block of Jefferson Street; speed study and speed humps requested for 27th Street in Boise

January 11 - Reader praises recent snow removal; requested signal at Lake Hazel and Meridian roads; electronic "noise" causes detection trouble at Bown Way and Boise Avenue

January 04 - Topics: Crosswalk location confusion at Parkcenter Avenue and Apple Street; future plans for the less than bike-friendly Gowen Road Bridge over the railroad tracks near the Boise Factory Outlet