Commuters late Friday and early Saturday may have noticed a lane closure on Fairview Avenue.
According to the Ada County Highway District, the busy thoroughfare's outside lane on its north side between Raymond and Hartman streets has been closed off since 7 p.m. Oct. 16 while crews dig beneath the irrigation system under the road near the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Liberty Street. There, a lane of traffic has been blocked and the speed limit reduced to 25 miles per hour. The lane will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19.
ACHD has also announced its fall/winter road maintenance projects. In many cases, the agency warns lane closures could be in effect and traffic delayed.
Milling and grading began Oct. 12 on Five Mile Road and Ustick Road to McMillan on the east sides of those thoroughfares, and milling and grading begin on their west sides Monday, Oct. 19. There are already lane restrictions on those roads, and ACHD expects operations to be complete by the end of October.
Crews are installing storm drains on River Street from Americana Boulevard to Ninth Street, and 13th Street from Shoreline Drive to Front Street.
Pedestrian ramps are being improved to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards in 68 locations across Ada County between now and spring 2016. This fall, improvements will be made on Fairview Avenue between Cloverdale and Five Mile roads, Bogus Basin Road between Curling Drive and Mile Post 3, and Curling Drive between Bogus Basin and Braemere roads.
Catalpa Drive between Collister Drive and Garden Center Way will receive new markings Oct. 19-20.
According to ACHD, road crews could be at work between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.