Nampa approves huge master plan changes

Posted at 5:49 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:43:34-05

NAMPA, Idaho — Nampa leaders have targeted about 140 new transportation improvement projects for the city over the next 20 years, but they come with a hefty price tag of more than $500 million.

The Nampa City Council approved both a new transportation master plan and an updated bike and pedestrian master plan for the city. The more the city grows, the more people have problems getting from point A to point B.

"In October we launched nine different intersection projects. We're looking at design and right of way acquisition at those locations. So the plan is underway," Jeff Barnes, Deputy of Public Works. "We have to continue our funding plan to get to our goal, but we're well into it already."

One of the project that is not too far down the road is a traffic improvement plan for the area around Franklin Boulevard in north Nampa, where the big Amazon Distribution Center is set to open sometime next year.

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As far as funding for all the projects, city leaders say most of the money could come from higher property taxes or vehicle registration fees, impact fees and even state and federal grants. For more details on the plan, click here.