Ada County Highway District

Fairview Avenue and Cole Road Intersection

Project Update as of 10/13/17:  The new signal is open. South Cole is open. Crews are working on concrete islands and striping. Lane restrictions should be complete around October 18th.

General Description:

Update 3/14/17 - North side of Cole and Fairview intersection is closed through June

Crews are rebuilding the north side of the Cole and Fairview intersection. Cole Road, just north of Fairview, will be closed through late spring to accommodate this work. Traffic is being shifted to the south, with lane closures on Fairview. Cole Road, south of Fairview, will remain open during this phase of construction. A temporary signal will direct traffic through the intersection, and turning movements may be restricted.

Update 1/3/16 - Inclement weather shifts Cole Road closure to next week
Cole Road, just south of Fairview, is anticipated to close next Monday (Jan. 9). The schedule has been adjusted due to impending snow storms and low temperatures. 
This week, travelers and neighbors may see crews start work at the intersection to prep the area for upcoming construction. 

Phase 1 Closure

The Ada County Highway District will begin construction to widen and improve the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Cole Road starting on Monday, January 2. The portion of Cole Road just south of Fairview Avenue will be closed through late February to allow crews access to replace a canal structure underneath the road. The canal must be replaced before the road can be rebuilt.

Motorists will be detoured to Milwaukee and Curtis during this closure. Businesses and homes adjacent to the closure will be accessible throughout construction.

Motorists can expect delays in this area, and should plan alternate routes of travel whenever possible.

This is Phase I of the three-phase construction project. Crews will begin work on Phase 2 on the north side of the intersection starting in March.

This project will add additional dedicated turning lanes, through lanes, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and a new traffic signal.

The intersection project is expected to be complete in August.

Click on the map above to learn more.

12/15/16 Construction Open House

If you missed the open house on December 15th, all the information and detours maps can be found under Related Documents to the right of your screen. 

Project Update as of 12/07/16:   The Public Open House is scheduled for December 15. The Preconstruction Meeting is scheduled for December 12. The Notice to Proceed is January 3rd.

  • Widen the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Cole Road to accommodate:
    • Additional left turn lanes    
    • Dedicated right turn lanes
  • Improve and extend the alley behind Idaho Pizza Company between El Dorado Street and the US Bank property
  • Consolidate some driveways

Watch the video for the Cole and Fairview Intersection Project

View the final design plans for the Cole-Fairview improvements


January 30, 2014 Open House

Please review the displays from the open house by clicking on the images below.  






August 15, 2013 Open House

Please review the displays from the open house by clicking on the image below. The file is quite large. For smaller files please view the displays under "Related Documents" on the right side of the screen.



Time Frame

Start Date:
Construction currently scheduled for 2017
End Date:
November 2017

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