Painted intersections coming to Boise

Posted at 9:51 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 05:42:05-04
Earlier this month ACHD approved a pilot project to paint murals on the pavement at two different intersections in Boise, in partnership with the city's arts and history department.
"They are quite large. so it's going through both streets of the intersection," explained Nicole DuBois, spokeswoman for ACHD.
The selected locations include Eugene and Castle Drive, and either 8th Street and River Street, and could be in place as early as next spring. 
"There is kind of some argument whether this will facilitate some traffic calming measures, whether people will slow down through that intersection to kind of stop and enjoy the art so we are going to test that out and see if that is true," said DuBois.
After the designs are conceptualized and chosen, at least half of the people living within one block must approve of the artwork.
Once the final approval is met, it's a green light for the painted intersections. 
"There will be community involvement for the actual painting of the mural," said DuBois