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Boise's Jefferson St. to convert to two-way traffic Thursday

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 11:10:38-04

The Ada County Highway District will convert Jefferson Street between 4th Street and 16th Street to two-way traffic Thursday night.

“Crews will work through the night to restripe the roadway and prepare the traffic signals for the conversion,” said ACHD spokeswoman Nicole DuBois. “Jefferson Street between 1st Street and 4th Street is already set up for two-way traffic. By 7 a.m. Friday, Jefferson Street between 1st Street and 16th Street will be in a two-way traffic configuration.”

Starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, ACHD crews will begin converting the intersection of 13th Street and Jefferson Street -- and flaggers will be present to help guide motorists through the work zone. 

Crews will then begin working west to east starting at 8 p.m. 

“Jefferson Street between 4th Street and 16th Street will have intermittent closures as each segment of roadway is converted. Detours will be posted.  Motorists will be allowed to cross Jefferson Street traveling north and south during the night work,” DuBois explained.

The road will be ready for the Friday morning commute traffic, as well as Saturday’s Veteran’s Day Parade.

The roadway conversion is part of the 2016 Downtown Boise Implementation Plan, an effort between many local agencies to help bring transportation improvements to the downtown Boise core.