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Monday’s start to the fiscal year means that most new laws passed by Idaho’s Legislature go into effect—including the “Move Over” law.

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Street closures are pretty common these days around Boise with all of the road work going on. But it’s not every day traffic gets diverted due to a house in the middle of the street. That’s exactly what’s been happening behind St. Luke’s Hospital since early May, though.

Downtown Boise To Test Curbside Pick-Up And Drop-Off Zone

Oct 31, 2018
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Because of the increasing congestion downtown Boise faces on weekends, the city has decided to launch a pilot program with the goal of increasing safety for people getting in and out of cars.

 

 

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This weekend, repaving work stemming from the beating the I-84 took over the winter will shut down big sections of the interstate between Nampa and Caldwell.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and lasting through 5 a.m. Monday, the I-84 will be down to a single lane in each direction. It’s the Treasure Valley’s own version of Carmageddon.

Myleen Hollero / San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

People in San Francisco have been talking about Idaho a lot these days. Specifically, the city of almost one million residents has been debating whether the "Idaho stop" should be adopted. That’s the shorthand given to the 1982 law that says people riding bikes can treat a stop sign like a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign.

Two Changes To Driving In Downtown Boise

Oct 14, 2015
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Drivers in downtown Boise Wednesday may find their commute a bit different. Two streets, 13th and 14th, went from one-way to two-way overnight. The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) did this with four other downtown streets last year; 3rd, 4th, 11th and 12th. It plans to convert Jefferson Street next year.

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Ada County highway officials say they received dozens of complaints Monday morning as heavy fog affected the operation of stop lights. 

Mike Boydstun, the Ada County Highway Department’s traffic operations engineer, estimates between 30 and 60 people called the department to report problems between 7 and 9 a.m.

The Boise Police Department is responding to an increase in drivers who speed through red lights. The decision to use handheld cameras comes after calls from residents who complained about seeing people run red lights.