Ada County Highway District

Shoshone Street Bikeway



Update as of 2/12/21:

Shoshone Street Bikeway Update

Unfortunately, we've learned that a couple of the intersections that were reconstructed with the Shoshone Street Bikeway Project are not meeting ACHD standards. Please rest assured that ACHD is working to fix the issues so the intersections function safely for all users.

Shoshone Street and Overland Road

  • The new east side pedestrian ramp and bicycle/pedestrian shared crosswalk installed across Overland Road are not ADA compliant. The narrowed sidewalk space on the southeast side of the intersection and the skewed pedestrian crossing could be challenging for those with visual challenges, which was not ACHD's intent. As a result, the pedestrian ramp and the crosswalk striping will be removed on the east side. ACHD anticipates this work will start the week of February 22 and take about a week to complete. The crosswalk on the west side will remain.
  • Plans for a redesign of the pedestrian ramp and crossing are being considered but uncertain, due to right-of-way requirements and cost.

Shoshone Street and Rose Hill

  • The extended curb installed at the Shoshone Street and Rose Hill intersection is creating a hazard for vehicles travelling through the intersection. Unfortunately, several vehicles have struck the curb, creating a potentially unsafe situation for all users.
  • ACHD is looking into options, including delineation of the existing curb or modifying the curb on the southwest corner of the intersection.

While elements of a project may technically meet engineering standards, in practicality, they may not always be the best solution for a particular location. ACHD is working to ensure upcoming improvements to both intersections are the safest and most practical solutions moving forward. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Construction update as of 1/29/21: This project is substantially complete. Additional pavement markings will placed this spring. There is separate project being evaluated for a redesign at the intersection of Overland and Shoshone.

 Pavement markings, the second coat, are being placed.

 Nez Perce is complete, though landscape work continues. Concrete removal on Orchard Street is complete. On the south side of Rose Hill the deck sidewalk has been redesigned and the contractor work is ongoing.

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) will begin construction on the Shoshone Street Bikeway in July. Work is expected to be complete September 2020.

The bikeway design includes a combination of bike lanes, signalized pedestrian crossings, sharrows, and more. To make room for the bike lanes, on-street parking will be removed on the east side of Shoshone St. between Overland Rd. and Rose Hill St., but remain on the west side of the street.

During construction you can expect...

  • Lane restrictions.
  • Temporary pedestrian detours.
  • Equipment back up alarms and ground vibration.
  • General construction noise and dust.
  • Temporary on-street parking impacts.
  • Coordination between the contractor and property owners to maintain access during construction.
  • Crews working 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise approved.


The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) has been working with the community to develop a bikeway design for Shoshone St., Canal St. to Crescent Rim, since last year. Based on public input we have developed a bikeway design that we are excited to share with you.

The bikeway design includes a combination of bike lanes, signalized pedestrian crossings, sharrows, and more! The current design eliminates on-street parking on the east side of Shoshone St. between Overland Rd. and Rose Hill St. for bike lane striping.

Check it out below and let us know what you think before August 14.

Your Comments

Thank you for your interest in the Shoshone Street Bikeway Project. The survey closed on August 14, 2019.

Related project

  • The Cassia Street Bikeway is currently in the design phase and is expected to be ready for public review and comment in late 2019.


Cassia and Shoshone Streets Bikeway Projects adopted by ACHD Commission

The Cassia & Shoshone Bikeway Projects were adopted by the ACHD Commissioners on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.


Materials from the June 12, 2018 open houses

If you missed our outdoor meetings on June 12, 2018 please review the information and let us know what you think!

General Description
The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is beginning the design of the Shoshone Street Bikeway. The goal of the project is to prepare a concept design for a bikeway that will be comfortable for people of a wide range of ages and abilities to bike on.

*Please note that the proposed bikeways include streets beyond Shoshone Street. Please check the proposed route maps to see which streets may be included in each bikeway.

What is a bikeway?

A bikeway is a route, way, or path that is specifically designed and/or designated for bicycle travel. A bikeway does not preclude vehicular travel, but enhances the roadway character and experience for cyclists.

Why Shoshone Street?

Shoshone Street was identified as a potential bikeway in the 2012 Boise Central Bench Neighborhood Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. It's also included in the 2018 Roadways to Bikeways Bicycle Master Plan Update.

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