Boise's Fairview/Cole intersection to "open" Wednesday

Boise's Fairview/Cole intersection to "open" Wednesday
Posted at 3:14 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 17:14:58-04

The Ada County Highway District will hold an event Wednesday officially completing the Fairview and Cole intersection redesign project.

The event will be held at the northwest corner of Fairview and Cole at 10 a.m.

“The new intersection offers drivers dual left-turn lanes and dedicated right-turn-only lanes on all legs of the intersection; new curb, gutter, and sidewalk; bike lanes on Fairview Avenue; enhanced access management for safety; and an improved alley which is located west of El Dorado Street behind the Idaho Pizza Company. The intersection will now also accommodate U-turns,” said ACHD spokeswoman Nicole DuBois.

The original design of the intersection began in the late 1990s, but was shelved due to issues with right-of-way. 

The project was brought back in 2013, and construction on the project began last fall.

“The improved intersection will better accommodate existing and future traffic volumes, and enhance safety for all users,” DuBois said.