Starting Wednesday, May 18, the Ada County Highway District will close a portion of Hill Road from 36th Street east to 28th Street.
“The closure is part of the 36thStreet/Hill Road/Catalpa Drive Roundabout project, which has been under construction since this winter. The temporary closure will allow crews to finish this project ahead of schedule while maintaining our high level of safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians,” said ACHD spokeswoman Nicole DuBois.
“This will be the first phase of a two-part closure. Traffic heading eastbound on Hill Road will be detoured south to 36th Street, then east onto Taft Street, north onto 28th Street, and then returned to Hill Road. Westbound traffic will be routed south onto 28th Street, west onto Taft Street, north onto 36th Street, and then returned to Hill Road,” she explained.
Crews hope to reopen the section of Hill Road in about one week, weather permitting. Once this particular section of Hill Road is complete, crews will temporarily close the portion of Hill Road west of 36th Street to Collister Drive for approximately another week. “Following both of the closures, paving will occur overnight for two nights. Paving will tentatively take place toward the end of the month,” DuBois stated.
Local, business and emergency access will be maintained at all times during the project. Reader boards have been in place to advertise the closure, and detour routes will be posted.
“We understand that this closure will present an inconvenience to the travelling public; however, we believe that this is the most convenient option for motorists. The other alternative involved lane restrictions with heavy flagging, which would have resulted in major delays for motorists,” DuBois said.