$8 Million Meridian Road Widening Begins Monday


Kicking off what is considered to be one of the largest roadway construction jobs in recent memory, officials with the Ada County Highway District and the City of Meridian will break ground Monday, Oct. 29, on Meridian Road, the site of an $8 million widening project.

During the yearlong job, Meridian Road will be closed from the railroad tracks in the city's midtown to Cherry Lane. When complete, Meridian Road will be widened to five lanes between Franklin Road and Cherry Lane, wider sidewalks will be installed along Meridian Road, and water and sewer lines will have increased capacity.

The general contractor for the project, Central Paving Company, will be eligible for a $350,000 incentive to complete the project early.

The project will also include extensive work by Idaho Power, CenturyLink and Intermountain Gas.