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ACHD Approves 11th Street Bikeway, But Don’t Expect Construction To Start Anytime Soon

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The Ada County Highway District Commission voted on the evening of Wednesday Oct. 23 to approve the 11th Street Bikeway Project in Boise.

 

The bikeway will run from State Street downtown to Camel’s Back Park in the North End. The project will bring a combination of traditional bike lanes, multi-use pathways, roadway markers and intersection improvements

“It’s obviously a pretty long corridor,” said Justin Lucas, an ACHD manager. “And so there’s going to be different treatments based on the different contexts that we’re in.”

Lucas said this project means coordinating lots of different interests. 

“Currently if you ride on 11th Street, there’s a barrier there with Boise High School,” Lucas said. “So really a big part of this project was working with Boise High School and the Boise School District.”

The 11th Street Bikeway is part of Boise’s Bike Master Plan. But construction isn't slated to begin until 2022, so bikers still have a few years to get excited about improved safety while zipping up and down 11th.

 

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