Ada County Highway District

Cole Road, I-84 to Franklin Road

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Construction Update as of 4/12/19:

W. McMullen will not re-open until Thursday, April 11th, due to weather delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. W. McMullen Street on the west side of Cole will be closed from Wednesday, April 3rd to Wednesday, April 10th. This closure will allow crews to finish the work needed to realign McMullen Street. Crews are working on excavation of Cole Road from south to north. The asphalt on the north side of Franklin Road has been removed. There is ongoing utility relocations.

Traffic on Franklin Road was shifted to the south side on the night of Monday, March 25th.  The new traffic pattern includes one lane in each direction on Franklin Road including left turn lanes at the intersection. This traffic pattern is expected to cause delays, motorists are encouraged to seek alternative routes when possible.

The traffic shift on Franklin Road has been postponed until the night of Monday, March 25th. Work will begin at 8:00 PM and will last until 6:00 AM. Traffic will be moved to the south side of Franklin Road to allow for work to begin on the north side of the road. There will be one eastbound lane, one westbound lane and left turn lanes as part of the new configuration. Pedestrians should use the east side of Cole Road north of the intersection and the south side of Franklin Road. This traffic shift will put the project into Phase 2 of construction. The traffic shift was previously planned for the night of March 18th.

Work on the north side of Franklin Road is expected to begin as early as the week of March 25th. In preparation of that work, there has been ongoing utility relocations with temporary lane restrictions. This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Traffic was shifted to the west side of Cole Road and work is underway on the east side of Cole. McMullen on the east side is closed to all but local traffic as part of the work to realign that intersection.

What Can Neighbors and Commuters Expect?

  • Work is anticipated to occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Night work and weekend work is expected.
  • Work will include, but not be limited to, general construction noise, dust, equipment backup alarms, and ground vibration.
  • Access to businesses will remain open at all times, although ingress and egress may be shifted to accommodate construction. If business access will be impacted, the contractor will coordinate with adjacent businesses.

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Project Design

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General Description:

  • Widen roadway to two lanes in each direction
  • Construct curb, gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes
  • Add medians where necessary
  • Widen the Cole and Franklin intersection
  • Realign the intersection at Cole and McMullen
  • Install a signalized pedestrian crossing at Camas Street and Cole Road
  • The Boise Valley Railroad will be widening the railroad crossing at Cole and Franklin during this project

This project came from the Cole Road Concept Design. For more information, see the Cole Road Concept Design page.

Materials from May 13, 2015 Open House


Time Frame

Start Date:
Construction is scheduled for 2018
End Date:

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