Traffic was already traveling smoothly down the north- and southbound lanes of 11th Street the morning it opened as a two-way street. The same was the case on 12th Street
. Both of these downtown thoroughfares made the conversion this week
as part of the Downtown Boise Implementation Plan, or DBIP
These two streets are just the first in a series of one-way to two-way conversions being made by the Ada County Highway District. They're meant to organically slow traffic downtown, making city roads safer for all users.
Next in line are Third and Fourth streets, as well as Jefferson Street between Fourth and First streets. Capitol Boulevard is also undergoing milling and resurfacing between Front and Jefferson streets.