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News and Press Releases Monday, August 2, 2021

Owyhee High School Fall Opening

The Ada County Highway District released a statement today about the transportation efforts surrounding Owyhee High School.

Through the City of Meridian's usual development process, West Ada School District, and the City, with guidance from The Ada County Highway District, established required transportation improvements to be completed prior to the opening of Meridian's new Owyhee High School. Unfortunately, the development of the new school has not been immune to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, area growth, bidding issues, contractor availability, and concurrent roadwork scheduling. West Ada School District has not only committed to completing the transportation improvement work established in the development agreement with the City of Meridian for the project, but they have also made a commitment to provide transparent communication to the public on both successes and challenges they continue to experience while they work to minimize impacts on the community as students return to school. The Ada County Highway District has no jurisdiction to approve or deny the opening of a school and understands the tremendous benefits the new location provides in serving the community.Photograph of ACHD Directo Bruce Wong in jpg

ACHD will continue to provide support in any way feasible to help West Ada School District meet their agreed upon transportation improvement requirements as quickly as possible and based on the planned mitigation efforts provided by West Ada, confirms that the conditions of approval related to transportation improvements are satisfactory to ACHD.



Shandy Lam
Deputy Director of Communications

Rachel Bjornestad
Public Information Officer

Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs
Sr. Communications Specialist

Emma Bowers
Digital Media Coordinator

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