- Option B would include a significant reduction of the size of the Broadway/Warm Springs intersection.
In early April, Boise citizens attended an open house to weigh in on a debate: "What to do about the Broadway/Warm Springs intersection?" Approximately 1,150 vehicles travel into the intersection from Broadway each hour; and an additional 550-750 approach from Main Street or Warm Springs.
Officials from the Ada County Highway District put three options before the public:
Options A and B are similar in that on Broadway, they would add buffered bicycle lanes (eliminating the center turn lane), a raised median on Broadway and remove cross-lane turns. The biggest difference is that Option B includes an extra right-turn signal for vehicles turning onto southbound Broadway from Main Street.
Option C is no change to the existing layout.
ACHD commissioners have scheduled a public hearing and vote on the issue during a Wednesday, May 25 meeting. Construction is anticipated for 2019.
- George Prentice
- Citizens review ACHD options on the Broadway/Warm Springs intersection.