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Corridor, Phase 2 Project and City of Meridian Sewer and Water
Project web site.
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Ada County Highway District
the City of Meridian
Construction Start: October 29, 2012
Project Completed: September 19, 2013
The Meridian Split Corridor Phase 2 project was substantially completed
and opened to traffic on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Some additional finishing work will occur within the project area over
the next month, but is anticipated to have minimal impacts on traffic.
Project dedication - Sept. 19, 2013
The Meridian Split Corridor, Phase 2 project and the City of Meridian Public
Works Sewer and Water project:
- Widened Meridian Road to five lanes between Franklin Road and Cherry Lane
- Constructed a cross-over roadway, connecting Main Street and Meridian Road, just south
of the railroad tracks
- Added 7-foot-wide sidewalks on Meridian Road
- Rebuilt Main/Fairview and Meridian/Cherry intersections
- Made upgrades to Meridian sewer and water services to increase capacity and enhance services
Intersections to Re-Open Wednesday
Motorists traveling through two busy intersections
in Meridian will notice a big reduction in delays Wednesday morning when
all travel lanes at the Fairview/Main and Meridian/Cherry intersections
open to traffic.
The intersections have been under construction since late February as
part of the Meridian Split Corridor Phase 2 project. The intersections
were widened to include additional thru and turn lanes to accommodate
the new Meridian Road configuration, which includes five lanes from
Cherry Lane, south to the railroad tracks.
While work at the intersections will be finished, other portions of the
project remain under construction; however, substantial completion is
planned for Sept. 19. Some finishing work will continue at the roadside.
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No September Town Hall Meeting: Due to the substantial
completion of construction on Sept. 19th, no additional project town
hall meetings are planned.
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>> Project Dedication Event
Join ACHD, City of
Meridian and Meridian Development Corporation for the project dedication
Thursday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: On the east side of the new cross-over roadway between King
Street and Bower Avenue
Meridian Split Corridor Project Set to Finish in Mid-September;
Traffic Change for Main Street
On August 22 at 10 p.m., the southbound lane on Main Street between
Broadway Avenue and Franklin Road was closed to thru-traffic as crews
finish the new cross-over roadway of the Meridian Split Corridor Phase 2
Southbound motorists on Main are being diverted west on Broadway, and
south onto Meridian Road. One lane will remain open for northbound
traffic on Main; access to Main Street businesses between Franklin and
Broadway will also remain open during this phase of work.
Crews will work within the southbound travel lane on Main as they finish
construction on the cross-over road, located between the railroad tracks
and King Street. The cross-over road will link Main Street to Meridian
Road. Once complete, the two-lane road will divert most northbound
thru-traffic from Main Street to Meridian Road, which will become the
primary north-south route for moving vehicles.
The southbound detour off of Main Street will be in place until the
project is finished in mid-September.
The $8.5 million project to widen Meridian Road and make major upgrades
to the City of Meridian sewer and water services began in October 2012.
The year-long project is anticipated to complete one month ahead of
As with all construction, timelines are subject to change.
Note: Due to project completion anticipated for mid-September, there
will not be a September Town Hall meeting.
>> Click here to view
the August 19, 2013 Town Hall Presentation
Additional Lane Restriction Planned at Main/Fairview
Intersection: Expect Delays
As part of the final phase of intersection paving at the Meridian/Cherry
and Main/Fairview intersections, beginning August 2, crews will begin
excavation in preparation to place concrete near the Main and Fairview
Because of the work, it is necessary to close the right turn lane on the
south leg of the Main/Fairview intersection. All movements (right
turning, left turning and thru) will share one lane of traffic, which is
anticipated to create traffic back-ups and delays.
Crews anticipate they will begin placing concrete on August 21st. A two
week curing period will be necessary before traffic will be permitted to
drive on the new concrete. The intersection work is expected to be
complete in mid-September.
The finished intersection configuration will remove the “free running
right turn” currently in place. To increase safety, the free running
right turn will be replaced with a designated right turn lane when the
work is complete.
A traffic camera image of the Main/Fairview and Meridian/Cherry
intersections is available at:
This morning, Meridian Road was re-opened with limited access between
Cherry Lane and Pine Avenue to accommodate businesses and neighborhood
traffic at the north end of the project. One through-lane is now open in
each direction. In addition, side streets between Cherry and Pine are
now accessible to business and neighborhood traffic.
Open with Delays
The area will continue to be a very active construction zone with crews
and large equipment working alongside the road and intersections. At
times, flaggers may direct traffic on Meridian Road between Cherry and
Pine, and delays are possible.
We realize it may be tempting to use the re-opened section of Meridian
Road as a through route; however, motorists are discouraged from doing
so, as traffic signals will not accommodate heavy traffic flows in their
current configuration. Through-traffic using Meridian Road will result
in significant back-ups and delays due to signals that will continue to
favor east and westbound traffic, where the demand is greatest.
Crews continue to work toward a mid-September project completion, which
is approximately one month ahead of schedule.
Upcoming work will include:
- Placement of curb and gutter on the new crossover roadway – this
Final concrete paving at the Meridian/Cherry and Main/Fairview
intersections – late July
o A traffic shift will occur prior to the work. Please use
Asphalt paving between the railroad tracks and Franklin Road –
Asphalt paving of crossover roadway – targeting mid-August
As with all construction, timelines are subject to change.
Click here to view the
presentation from the July 15, 2013 Town Hall Meeting
Signal Timing in the Area
With work underway at the Meridian/Cherry and Main/Fairview
intersections, we appreciate everyone’s patience with the necessary signal
We recognize that the intersection work is also impacting surrounding
alternate routes. ACHD traffic signal engineers have transitioned to these
parallel routes (Ustick/Pine/Franklin) to further optimize timing. We have
received many good ideas from the public for signal adjustments and are
working through them.
What can be done about the signal timing at Pine and Main?
The signal at this intersection favors Main Street traffic, as Main
Street is the primary north/south roadway and is taking on even more traffic
while Meridian Road is closed.
In addition, the Main/Pine traffic signal is coordinated with the nearby
traffic signal at Main/Broadway – this requires there be a guaranteed amount
of green time for the north/south movement at both traffic signals. Any
additional time given to Pine would have to come from the Main Street
movements which, in turn, would create additional delay.
Unfortunately, there is a limit to the relief that additional signal timing
can bring under these construction circumstances. Motorists should continue
to anticipate delays at the Fairview intersections as well as throughout the
We continue to hear that people want this project to be done quickly as
possible – and we share that desire. In August 2011, 60% of respondents
supported a closure of Meridian Road to get the project done as quickly as
possible. In working to do so, certain closures are necessary for short
periods of time to speed up construction. We realize this inconveniences
many people; however these measures are needed for the safety of the
construction crews, traveling public, and businesses.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through this complex
project. At this time, we are still on schedule for an October project
The safety of the public and construction crews is a top priority during
construction. We appreciate your cooperation.
Town Hall Meetings -
No September Town Hall Planned
With a planned project completion of mid-September,
no town hall meeting is planned.
Town Hall meetings will be held each month during construction and
are an opportunity for residents and businesses to learn about the
project progress, upcoming milestones and ask questions of ACHD and
Meridian City staff and the general contractor.
Materials from the Town Hall meetings will be posted to this page the
following day. If you have questions about information
included in the presentation, please e-mail
Meetings will be held at Meridian City Hall (33 E. Broadway,
Meridian) in the room off of the front doors to the right, unless
Presentations given at Town Hall meetings are available
To arrange for a translator or other accommodation, contact ACHD
at (208) 387-6100. Se les recomienda a las personas que necesiten un
intérprete o arreglos especiales que llamen a la coordinadora de
participación pública, al (208) 387-6100.
Construction Coordination Meetings
The public is also invited to weekly construction coordination
meetings between the contractor, subcontractors and ACHD and City
staff. Meetings will be held every Thursday at 2 p.m. (with the
exception of holidays) at Meridian City Hall in the room off to the
right of the front doors.
Additional Project Information
Please select from any of the following links to learn more about
the projects. You may be routed to ACHD’s web site,
or to the City of Meridian’s web site,
- To sign up to receive project updates to your e-mail account,
enter your information under the "Subscribe" section on the right side of this page.
Accessing Businesses During
Alternate Access Maps for Businesses on
Click on the business name to load a PDF map that illustrates
how to access the business during construction. Maps are
approximately 1MB. To print on 8 1/2 "x 11" paper, please set your
printer to "shrink to printable area."
Access Map (illustrates all businesses listed below) - Note:
file size is large and may take time to load.