Monday, April 5, 2010

At Long Last Construction

The number one project for the City of Meridian has long been widening the intersection of Eagle and Victory Rds. This project was actually bid in October 2006, came in at $4,685,495 for construction, and was rejected. This week, the ACHD Commission will award a construction bid for the same project which now will cost taxpayers $2,612,333.96, substantially lower than 3 1/2 years ago, actually almost one half lower. Additional costs of $231,000 include utility work, traffic materials and some engineering costs.

The Eagle/Victory intersection will be widened to 5 lanes with new curb, gutter and sidewalks. Eagle Rd from Victory north to Copper Point Dr will be widened to 5 lanes as well, the Eagle Rd bridge in this vicinity will be replaced and new sewer and water system upgrades will happen at the same time. Eagle Rd and Easy Jet will also have a signal installed.

This area of Ada County has seen tremendous growth during the last decade. It's unfortunate that the project didn't happen sooner, but sometimes good things do happen to those who wait.


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