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The Road Wizard appears in The Idaho Statesman, the Meridian Press and the Kuna Melba News 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.

Recent News and Replies

March 17

Request to remove center-lane blockers on Locust Grove Road approaching Franklin Road; replacement date for bike bridge at Plantation Island and the Boise River; signal stays red at Overland Road and Silverstone Way, but no problems found

March 10

Reader thinks ACHD plows excessively; yellow arrow, green arrow displays at 9th and River streets in downtown Boise; who is responsible for cleaning up crash debris such as those left in the Rosehill/Shoshone area

March 3

"Left turn yield on green" sign request at 11th and Front streets; where to find proposed subdivision information; reader reacts to Victory Road merge at Maple Grove Road topic

February 24

Who to call to report dead animals on roads; reason behind unfinished work at Overland and Cole roads; inconsistent right-turn lanes at intersections on Fairview Avenue and elsewhere

February 17

Abandoned toilet on the road at Malad and Janeen streets; "drag racing" at Victory approaching Maple Grove Road; should signals in downtown Eagle be coordinated like signals in downtown Boise?

February 10

Lane lines hard to see in low-light rain and snow conditions; speed limit change is coming to Idaho 21 near Columbia Village

February 3

Long pedestrian wait at HAWK crossing on River Street along the Pioneer Pathway explained; bumpy manhole covers at Overland Road at Topaz Way and Jade Avenue; ACHD makes another evaluation of a stop sign on Quail Ridge at Collister Drive

January 27

Fabric fencing material blocking the view of oncoming traffic at 10th and Main streets in downtown Boise; lack of funding means Old Penitentiary Road will still be bumpy; construction office trailer parked across Corporate Drive in Meridian

January 20

Google goof on street name off of Columbia Road; Hampstead Drive error in Garden City not Google's fault; the reason why both the Five Mile and Cloverdale overpasses will not become freeway interchanges

January 13

The Idaho Driver's Manual needs an update regarding left turns on red lights; left-over election signs; "HAWK" signal preying on drivers with random red lights at Ustick Road and Fairview Avenue; far-in-the-future plans for Hubbard Road at Meridian Road

January 6

Orange barrels and posts are losing their looks along State Street near Collister Drive; lagging lefts at Horseshoe Bend Road and State Street frustrate driver



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