Kootenai Street, Orchard Street to Vista Avenue

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The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) will begin construction on Kootenai Street, Orchard Street to Vista Avenue as early as the end of July or possibly as late as mid-September 2022.* Construction is expected to be complete June 2023. The goal of this project is to create a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment that preserves and enhances the neighborhood.

*Due to high demand for contractors, labor and supplies, the date range is designed to give the contractor flexibility so they can begin the project when resources are available.

Traffic and Construction Impacts

  • Lane restrictions
  • Short term closures
  • Temporary pedestrian & bicyclist detours
  • Equipment back up alarms and ground vibration
  • General construction noise, dust and temporary on-street parking impacts
  • The contractor will coordinate with property owners to maintain access
  • Crews will work between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise approved

Improvements will Include

  • Installing sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side of Kootenai & widening existing bike lanes.
  • Adding chicanes & bulb outs.
  • Adding a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for a school crossing at Johnson Street.
  • Constructing pedestrian ramps at the Owyhee & Shoshone intersections.
  • Replacing traffic signals at Roosevelt & Latah intersections.
  • Retaining the majority of on-street parking on the south side of Kootenai.
  • Suez waterline work.

Commuters are reminded to obey all road closure signs and follow the signs along the detour route. Commuters should never attempt to drive, bike, or walk on closed portions of the road, regardless of whether there appears to be active construction. It is unlawful to move or manipulate construction signs and doing so can put commuters and construction workers at great risk.

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) will begin construction on Kootenai Street, Orchard Street to Vista Avenue as early as the end of July or possibly as late as mid-September 2022.* Construction is expected to be complete June 2023. The goal of this project is to create a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment that preserves and enhances the neighborhood.

*Due to high demand for contractors, labor and supplies, the date range is designed to give the contractor flexibility so they can begin the project when resources are available.

Traffic and Construction Impacts

  • Lane restrictions
  • Short term closures
  • Temporary pedestrian & bicyclist detours
  • Equipment back up alarms and ground vibration
  • General construction noise, dust and temporary on-street parking impacts
  • The contractor will coordinate with property owners to maintain access
  • Crews will work between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise approved

Improvements will Include

  • Installing sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side of Kootenai & widening existing bike lanes.
  • Adding chicanes & bulb outs.
  • Adding a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for a school crossing at Johnson Street.
  • Constructing pedestrian ramps at the Owyhee & Shoshone intersections.
  • Replacing traffic signals at Roosevelt & Latah intersections.
  • Retaining the majority of on-street parking on the south side of Kootenai.
  • Suez waterline work.

Commuters are reminded to obey all road closure signs and follow the signs along the detour route. Commuters should never attempt to drive, bike, or walk on closed portions of the road, regardless of whether there appears to be active construction. It is unlawful to move or manipulate construction signs and doing so can put commuters and construction workers at great risk.

  • February 3, 2023

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond - ongoing.
    • Between Roosevelt and Kootenai - placing pedestrian ramps anticipated February 3rd. Base being placed in preparation of concrete.
    • Roosevelt and Latah - Installing conduit under future sidewalk.

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  • January 27, 2023

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    • Sidewalk being placed on Overland and Pond - ongoing.
    • Between Roosevelt and Kootenai - waiting on pedestrian ramps at Roosevelt. Base being placed in preparation of concrete.
    • Shoshone intersection started January 18th. Installing storm drains at the intersection - ongoing.
  • January 20, 2023

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond ongoing.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai - complete.
    • Waiting on pedestrian ramps at Roosevelt - anticipated to be complete January 25th.
    • Shoshone intersection started January 18th. Installing the storm drain at the intersection.
  • January 13, 2023

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond - ongoing.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai - complete. Waiting on pedestrian ramps at Roosevelt.
    • Owyhee storm drain ongoing.
    • Shoshone intersection starting January 18th - dependent on Owyhee finishing prior to the 18th.
  • January 6, 2023

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond ongoing.
    • New signal poles installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai is complete.
    • Waiting on pedestrian ramps at Roosevelt.
    • Owyhee storm drain ongoing.
  • December 22, 2022

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai.
      • Waiting for Idaho Power to energize poles.
    • Contractor working on the storm drain.
    • Owyhee storm drain anticipated starting December 27th.
  • December 16, 2022

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai. Complete - waiting on Idaho Power to energize poles.
    • Contractor moving to Latah for signal pole and storm drain.
  • December 9, 2022

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai.
    • Storm drain starting between Vista and Shoshone ongoing.
  • December 2, 2022

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai.
    • Storm drain starting between Vista and Shoshone ongoing.
  • November 23, 2022

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    • Sidewalk being placed between Overland and Pond.
    • New signal poles being installed at Roosevelt and Kootenai.
    • Storm drain starting between Vista and Shoshone the week of the 14th.
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