Ada County Highway District

Chinden and Curtis/Veterans Memorial Parkway Intersection

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Construction Starting Late February 2021

Construction Update May 11, 2021: 

  • There is ongoing electrical work and crews are installing fiber connections and new J-Boxes
  • Excavation and installation of precast pipe and manholes on the south side of Chinden.
  • Demolition of existing structures is complete
  • Concrete retaining wall on the north side of Chinden has been placed. Prepping for the railing install. 
  • Contractor has set new signal poles
  • Demolition of existing south MSE wall complete. MSE wall panels are in fabrication.
  • Working with irrigation to divert flow while the new MSE wall is constructed on the south. 
  • There is a channelized pedestrian path on the south side.

Past Construction Updates: 

Temporary traffic control is in place. Boring operations started the week of March 8th. Excavation and installation of gravity irrigation line has started. Flagging operations will be in place on the south side until pedestrian channelization is installed. 

On Monday night, March 1st, crews will work on implementing lane restrictions in the southwest corner of Chinden Boulevard and Curtis Road. Night work impacts include increased light, increased noise, and back-up alarms.

The new traffic pattern will be in place by the Tuesday morning commute, March 2nd. Changes to the traffic pattern include: temporary restriction of the right turn lane from Chinden Boulevard onto Curtis Road, and a traffic shift on Curtis Road to the east.

In addition to the lane restrictions, there will be pedestrian detours on the west side of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Curtis Road while crews work on improving the pedestrian ramps. There will be pedestrian detours in place. 

Contractor is getting ready to start work. Survey will be staked on February 25th for irrigation and misc. utilities. 

Construction is expected to start in late February 2021. Impacts could include lane restrictions, flaggers, general construction noise, dust, equipment back up alarms, and ground vibration. Construction is anticipated to end in spring 2021.

Work will include adding a southbound right turn lane on Veterans Memorial Parkway at the intersection to allow drivers to turn west on Chinden Boulevard. The lane will also extend through the intersection and tie into the existing turn lane for Ustick Road.


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