The Meridian Road and Pine Avenue intersection will close at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, and reopen early Monday, April 1, for construction of the split corridor project.
During the closure, vehicles will be detoured to Franklin Road. Those who live near the intersection will be able to access their homes via Pine from the east or west, but will not be able to pass through the intersection.
To access businesses near the Meridian and Pine intersection, vehicles may use Broadway Avenue to NW 1st Street — thru traffic is currently closed on Broadway at Meridian; however during the closure at Meridian and Pine, Broadway will be temporarily re-opened to accommodate business access.
Businesses closest to the north and south ends of the project can still be accessed from Franklin or Cherry Avenue; those within the closure can be reached by alternate accesses established for the project.
During the closure, crews will work within the intersection to install storm drain and irrigation crossings. Utility companies will also install services and crews will work to build the new road base and pave a portion of the intersection. Closing the intersection will allow crews to work faster to accomplish the heavy work load and will make for safer conditions for crews and the traveling public.
Once the intersection re-opens on April 1, no additional closures of Pine are anticipated through the remainder of the project; however crews will continue work along Pine and at the intersection to construct new curb and gutter.
Construction on the Ada County Highway District’s $8 million Meridian split corridor project began in late October 2012 and is scheduled for completion in mid-October.
The project includes:
• Constructing a crossover roadway connecting Main Street to Meridian Road, north of Franklin Road and south of the railroad crossing.
• Widening Meridian Road to five-lanes from the crossover roadway north to the Meridian/Cherry-Fairview intersection .
• Rebulding the Main/Fairview and the Meridian/Cherry intersections.
• Installing new water and sewer lines.