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ACHD wants to make South Meridian more pedestrian-friendly & is looking for public feedback

The Ada County Highway District wants to make South Meridian more pedestrian and bike-friendly.

ACHD created a document with several sidewalk improvements, bike plans, crossing projects, and other roadway improvement projects and is looking for the public’s feedback. The compiled lists of projects were based on community feedback from an earlier meeting.

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“The primary purpose of the South Meridian Neighborhood Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (Plan) is to identify community priorities for future bicycle, pedestrian, and enhanced crossing projects within the planning area,” the plan overview said. “Projects identified in this Plan will promote safe, effective, and convenient walking and biking facilities for residents and visitors.”

ACHD laid out its objectives and goals for these projects, which note safety, convenience, improved facilities, economic development, and increased mobility.

The highway district is asking survey participates to pick their top three bike projects from a list that includes improving the Amenity-Lake Hazel bikeway and improving the Victory-Overland bikeway.

They also asked the public to pick their top three sidewalk projects from a long list that includes installing sidewalks on both sides of Eagle Rd. from Hubbard Rd. to Columbia Rd. and improving the sidewalks on Rumpel Ln., and Meridian Rd./ Windstone Ave.

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Crossing projects include installing enhanced bike and pedestrian crossing to the intersection at Amity Rd. and Margaret Ave. and doing the same to the intersection and Locust Grove Rd. and Wrightwood Dr.

ACHD is also looking for general feedback on “arterial” roadway projects.

The public feedback period ends on August 4. You can take part in the survey and view the interactive maps by clicking here.

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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