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Eagle Road, Amity to Victory

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Welcome Thank you for attending tonight’s open house. The purpose of this open house is to give you an opportunity to:

Review the design options

Ask questions

Give us your input


Eagle Road, Amity to Victory

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Project Description

+ Purpose WIDEN ADD BUILD ADD PURPOSE

Eagle Road between Amity and Victory roads to two lanes in each direction with a center turn lane bike facilities pedestrian facilities a signalized pedestrian crossing at the canal path area improve traffic flow and increase safety for those who walk, bike and drive Please note that some existing sidewalk will be removed and rebuilt.


2018

4/16/18

FEBRUARY Design start ACHD begins design for project

APRIL Public Open House #1 Community invited to review the design options and provide input

WE ARE HERE! JULY/AUGUST Public Open House #2 Community invited to review revised design and provide input

FALL Final design

2019 Right-of-way ACHD begins purchasing right-of-way

2020 Construction

Timeline

Eagle Road, Amity to Victory


Eagle Road, Amity to Victory

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Project

Considerations SAFETY CONNECTIVITY IMPACTS CONNECTIVITY

for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to schools and parks to traffic flow for pedestrians and bicyclists

IMPACTS

to neighborhoods and private property

IMPACTS

to utilities


Eagle Road, Amity to Victory

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Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian crossing on Capitol Boulevard at Island Avenue, near Boise State University.

ACHD proposes a signalized pedestrian crossing on Eagle Road at the canal. The crossing will form a Z (see the photo above) and has several advantages:

TWO STAGES

Pedestrians and bicyclists cross the street in two stages, one side at a time.

ONE DIRECTION

At each stage the pedestrian or bicyclist only has to look in one direction to cross the street.

NAVIGATION WIDTH

The configuration makes users face oncoming traffic as they navigate to the next stage of the crossing, increasing safety. The crossing will be wide enough for bicyclists to easily navigate.


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Traffic

Volumes EXISTING

13,500 vehicles per day

2040

23,200 vehicles per day


Eagle Road, Amity to Victory

OPTION 1

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Sidewalk+ Buffered Bike Lane Separated sidewalk and bike lane with a painted buffer

ADVANTAGES

• Retains more existing sidewalk and landscaping • Dedicated facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians • Buffered bike lane more comfortable for cyclists

CHALLENGES

• Wider roadway section = longer crossing distance for pedestrians on Eagle Road • Doesn’t integrate as well with other city pathways, (e.g. canal pathway) • Bike lanes will be chip sealed along with vehicle lanes Please note that some existing sidewalk will be removed and rebuilt.


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OPTION 2

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Multi-use Path Separated 10-foot multi-use pathway for pedestrians and cyclists

ADVANTAGES

• Pathway more comfortable for all ages • Narrower roadway section = shorter crossing distance for pedestrians on Eagle Road • Bike facility completely separated from vehicle traffic

CHALLENGES

• More impacts to landscaping at neighborhood entrances • Replaces all existing sidewalk • Combines cyclist and pedestrian traffic


Eagle Road, Amity to Victory

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Thank You Thank you for attending our open house! ACHD will address the comments from the public and chose a preferred design. At a future open house residents will be invited to review and comment on the refined design. All displays and handouts will be posted to www.achdidaho.org for review and comment. Comments are due by April 30, 2018.

Eagle Road, Amity Road to Victory Road displays  
Eagle Road, Amity Road to Victory Road displays  
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