Construction update as of 6/7/18: The first concrete has been poured for the new intersection, on Veterans Memorial Parkway, or the southern leg. ACHD favors concrete for major crossroads because it will last for several decades with minimal maintenance, giving the traveling public a smoother ride and saving tax dollars in the long run.
Construction update as of 6/15/18: Utility relocations started in advance of construction and are on-going. Traffic was shifted to the south side of the roadway on the night of March 28th. At that time, left turns from State Street were eliminated. (Note that left turns onto State Street are still allowed.)
Crews are working on the north side of State Street. Work includes excavation, pipe installation, placement of base gravels, retaining wall construction, and electrical work. Curb and gutter on the north side of State Street and the west side of 36th Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway started May 23rd and is complete. Concrete paving started June 5th and will continue through the end of the month. Work will be done at night. Traffic will be swapped onto the new pavement on Veterans Memorial Parkway and 36th Street on the night of June 28th.
While obstructions are being removed pedestrian traffic will shift from the south side of State St. to the north side. Detour routes will be signed and will be at Willow Ln. and State St. (west side) and at Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) (east side). Also, the High-Intensity Activated crosswalk Beacon (HAWK or a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon) located to the west of the State/VMP/36th intersection (just past Arthur St.) will be removed to provide space for the temporary paving needed for construction. This signal will remain down for the duration of the project (February to October).
Construction to start!
The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) and Idaho Materials & Construction are rebuilding the intersection of State Street, Veterans Memorial Parkway and 36th Street. Utility work began in January and construction will start at the beginning of February. Work is expected to be complete in fall 2018.
What can neighbors & commuters expect?
How to use the new intersection
Agencies throughout Ada County have been working since 2004 to develop a vision for the State Street corridor. State Street is envisioned as a transit corridor with increased regional, express and local bus service, and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The future HOV lanes adopted by the State Street Plan will be dedicated for buses, multiple-occupant vehicles, and right-turning vehicles.
April 2, 2015 Open House Materials
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On March 27, 2013 the ACHD Commission voted to adopt the State Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway/36th Street Intersection Study concept report and preferred alternative #9 (Partial Median U-turn/ThrU-Turn).
The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) and the City of Boise are working together on a study of the State Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway/36thStreet intersection area, a neighborhood that features a popular park, an elementary school and a variety of businesses.
The goal of the study is to design an intersection that will efficiently and safely meet the future needs of all users - motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.
April 2, 2015 Open House Materials
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November 15, 2012 Open House Materials
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Click on the links below to learn how each intersection works.
State Street Corridor