Details for Ada County Highway District

Answering your questions about local transportation matters. Dear Road Wizard: On North Maple Grove and Mountain View Drive and going up towards Mitchell Street, the trees along the ditch, behind the Chevron station and Powderhaus brew pub, are growing out into the street forcing bicyclists and pedestrians to walk into traffic. In fact, if you continue westbound from North Maple Grove on Mountain View to Chinden Boulevard, the trees have actually grown into the road for about a quarter mile or more. Could you send a crew out to clean up and trim back that problem? Thought you should know before somebody gets hurt. Ted ACHD vegetation crews are currently working to clear sight obstructions along Hill Road and trimming vegetation within school zones before the new school year starts. It is likely that this area will be addressed later in August, but it is on the vegetation crew’s list! Dear Road Wizard: The new Cloverdale Overpass has what looks like a two-tiered sidewalk. Is it not? What is the purpose? I have not seen it before. Illa Yes, the Cloverdale Overpass features a new (to Ada County) type of bike facility. These are referred to as “Raised Bike Lanes”. They create a vertical separation from vehicle traffic and have a mountable curb to allow for easier entry and exit by bicyclists. These create a more comfortable space to appeal to a wider range of bicyclists of varied skill levels. various reasons such as vandalism, damage, and simply being old. Generally, the turnaround time to replace a sign is a few days, depending on the time of year. The Road Wizard has sent your question to ACHD and they should add your request to their list of signs to be replaced this year. If you ever come across a sign that needs to be replaced that is a safety issue, such as a stop sign or a yield sign, please notify ACHD immediately. are an indication that crews will generally be in your area in the next 24 to 48 hours. Without knowing where along this year’s chip seal zone you are located, the best course is for you to check ACHD’s website. There’s a special page on their website dedicated to chip sealing that includes an interactive map with daily updates on their progress. There are a few steps involved in the chip seal process, and ACHD is almost done with the “chip seal” part--placing fresh oil and laying the chips on the road. But crews still Dear Road Wizard: Chip sealing have to apply a coating of fog seal seems like it’s been going on all to the chipped roads. The fog seal summer. When will ACHD get this Dear Road Wizard: The sign for helps to retain the chips, control over with and I can park in the Victory Road that is mounted on dust, and provides a fresh canvas street again? Lloyd the traffic pole at the northeast for the freshly-painted pavement corner of Victory Road and Eagle Fear not chip seal recipient! ACHD is markings which will follow. Road has peeled so badly it is hard at work trying to wrap up the difficult to read. When is ACHD The entire chip seal operation chip seal season. planning to replace it? T.L. should be complete by the end of Ada County has roughly 340,000 road signs and the Highway District The temporary “No Parking” signs August or first part of September. is continuously replacing them for Brought to you as a public service of the Ada County Highway District. ACHD welcomes your feedback - send inquiries to ACHD at 3775 Adams St., Garden City, ID 83714, e-mail roadwiz@achdidaho.org, call 208-387-6100, or contact an ACHD Commissioner: Rebecca W. Arnold - 208-841-2530 • Sara M. Baker - 208-387-6132 • Jim Hansen - 208-387-6110 • Kent Goldthorpe - 208-387-6110 • Mary May - 208-387-6110. TTY: 1-800-377-3529 • Find your Commissioner at www.achdidaho.org. FY 2020-2024 INTEGRATED FIVE-YEAR WORK PLAN The Integrated Five-Year Work Plan (IFYWP) is available for public comment! bit.ly/achdifywp ADA COUNTY HIGHWAY DISTRICT 2020-2021 BUDGET The ACHD Commission will consider the proposed 2020-2021 budget for adoption. Learn more online - bit.ly/achdbudget To arrange for a translator or other accommodation, contact ACHD at 208-387-6100. Se recomienda a las personas que necesiten un intérprete u otras acomodaciónes razonables, contactarse con ACHD al 208-387-6100. TTY: 1-800-377-3529