Ada County Highway District

Orchard Street Realignment Study, Victory Road to Gowen Road

The Orchard Street Realignment Study was adopted by the ACHD Commission on April 22, 2020.

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Project Manager

Seth Jarsky
Brooke Green


Draft Plan Available for Review and Comment

The Orchard Street Realignment Study recommendation includes shifting Orchard St. to the west, constructing a four-lane roadway with a raised median, and roundabouts at the Diamond St., Dorman St., and Gowen Road intersections. The existing Orchard Street/Gowen Road/Harvard Street intersection would be reconfigured and realigned to tie into a realigned Gowen Road. Shared use paths would be constructed on both sides of Orchard Street and on the north side of Gowen Road.

Virtual Commission Meeting - update 3/30/2020

  • April 22, 2020 | 12 p.m. (new time)

The study will be presented to the ACHD Commissioners for possible adoption on Wednesday, April 22. The meeting will begin at 12 p.m.; however, this project is one of several agenda items and may not be the first item discussed. ACHD staff will make a brief presentation followed by an opportunity for public comment before the Commission acts.

This meeting will be live-streamed and members of the public who wish to address the Commission can do so using Zoom. You can use a browser or download the Zoom app on your desktop, laptop, tablet or cell phone.

Meeting link

Meeting ID

  • 244 027 2215

Call-in (Toll-free numbers)

  • 888 475 4499
  • 877 853 5257

Can't Make it to the Virtual Meeting?

If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting but would like to submit comments, please send them to 3775 Adams St., Garden City, ID 83714 or to


The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is conducting the Orchard Street Realignment Study to realign and redesign Orchard Street between Gowen Road and Victory Road to connect with the new Lake Hazel Extension.

Based on public input received from the online survey earlier this year, ACHD has developed alternatives for the public to review.

Materials from  the August 14, 2019 Open House

Welcome | Timeline | Project Description

What We Heard From Survey | Cross Sections 

Traffic Volumes | What is Next

Alternative 1

Alternative 2

Gowen and Orchard Intersection Options

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Your Comments

Thank you for your interest in the Orchard Study. The survey closed on August 28, 2019.


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The study will include:

  • Identifying a new Orchard Street alignment to connect with the Lake Hazel Extension south of Gowen Road.
  • Determining the appropriate roadway cross-section, including bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Evaluating what type of intersection should be designed for the new Orchard Street/Gowen Road /Lake Hazel Extension intersection
  • Determining future connections between the existing and re-aligned Orchard Street, as well as side streets such as Diamond Street, Aeronca Street, and Dorman Street.
  • Identifying modifications to the existing Orchard Street/Gowen Road/Harvard Street intersection.

Project Purpose

  • Provide a roadway that meets the needs of all users
  • Provide a direct connection to the Lake Hazel Extension
  • Support the City of Boise's Airport Master Plan



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