The Ada County Highway District released it’s county-wide 5-year plan that includes $8.6 million for construction in and around Kuna for intersections, pedestrian and roadway safety.
“People are going to see a lot of road, intersection and sidewalk construction between now and 2018,” said ACHD Commissioner Mitchell Jaurena who represents Kuna and south Meridian.
Kuna-area highlights include:
• $468,000 for the Kuna Southwest Gateway – Avalon Street/Shortline Street/ Bridge Avenue: Reconfigure intersection and reconstruct roadway to provide safer connections to commercial, civic and recreational activities, adding a pathway and curb, a pedestrian crossing beacon and a
landscaped island in the intersection.
• A $253,000 resurfacing job for School Avenue from King Road to Avalon Street.
• A $483,000 project that will add five-feet of new road shoulder from Poen Road out to Initial Point along the Western Heritage Byway to improve bicycle access and safety.
• A $235,800 pedestrian safety project that will add curb, gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes to fill gaps and create more connectivity along Avenue E, South End to West 4th Street.
• A $1.7 million project will build a single-lane roundabout and related sidewalk at the Linder Avenue, Main Street, 3rd Street intersction.
• A $513,000 project will improve safety with curb, gutter and sidewalk on the south side of 2nd from Avenue C to Linder, including a pedestrian crossing. 2nd Street will also be rebuilt.
• The $53,000 project includes the new crossing and sidewalk work on the northwest and southwest corners of 4th Street and Linder Ave.
• Kuna Cave Road, Robinson Road to Swan Falls Road: A $505,000 project will resurface the road.
• A $2 million project will rebuild the intersection at Linder Road and Deer Flat Road to improve safety and alleviate congestion.
• 4th Street Bridge No. 326: A $330,000 project will replace the bridge over the Teed Lateral.
• Kuna Mora Road Reclaim, Pleasant Valley Road to Interstate 84: A $2 million project will resurface the road.
“The amount of transportation work coming to Kuna and the immediate area is substantial by any measure,” acknowledged Jaurena. “And while nobody likes roadwork until it’s done, after the next five years, there will be a whole lot to like.”
The projects are detailed in the 2014-2018 Integrated Five-Year Work Plan, a document adopted by the ACHD Commission in late October, to guide construction, maintenance and operation of the county’s 2,260-mile
roadway network. It includes approximately 250 projects county-wide. More information on the Integrated Five-Year Work Plan and ACHD projects is available on the District’s website, www.achdidaho.org.