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ACHD Approves Project On Meridian’s Ten Mile Road, Construction Should Begin Soon

Mike Ensor

Ten Mile Road in Meridian is getting an upgrade.


ACHD commission approved the project Wednesday, which will widen and improve the mile-long segment of Ten Mile Road between Ustick and McMillan. 


ACHD’s Natalie Shaver said the idea has been in the works for years, and the need for the project is not surprising.

“It’s already pretty congested and we anticipate it to continue," Shaver said.

Some of the planned improvements are widening the road to two lanes in each direction with a center turning lane, adding bike lanes and replacing bridges. 

Construction is expected to begin in a couple of weeks, weather dependent. Central Paving won the construction bid, which is costing ACHD $6.1 million

“With any construction project we have, we do know that our work does have a great impact on people in the area and the traveling public,” Shaver said.

Shaver said drivers should expect delays and need to be patient during the increased traffic during construction.

Another section of Ten Mile Road between McMillan and Chinden will also see improvements soon. This is a different project with different funding sources, but both sections are planned to wrap up by next fall.

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.

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