Traffic changes for Meridian Split Corridor project; work to finish mid-September
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Beginning Thursday August 22 at 10 p.m. the southbound lane on Main Street in Meridian between Broadway Avenue and Franklin Road will close to through-traffic as crews finish the new crossover roadway of the Meridian Split Corridor Phase 2 project.
Southbound motorists on Main will be diverted west on Broadway and south onto Meridian Road.
One lane will remain open for northbound traffic on Main; access to Main Street businesses between Franklin and Broadway will also remain open during this phase of work.
Crews will work within the southbound travel lane on Main as they finish construction on the crossover road, located between the railroad tracks and King Street.
The crossover road will link Main Street to Meridian Road.
Once complete, the two-lane road will divert most northbound through-traffic from Main Street to Meridian Road, which will become the primary north-south route for moving vehicles.
The southbound detour off of Main Street will be in place until the project is finished in mid-September.
The Meridian Split Corridor, Phase 2 project and the City of Meridian Public Works project will:
• Widen Meridian Road to five lanes between Bower Street and Cherry Lane to include two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane
• Construct a crossover roadway, connecting Main Street and Meridian Road, just south of the railroad tracks, which will send through traffic toward Meridian Road and away from Downtown
• Add 7-foot-wide sidewalks on Meridian Road
• Rebuild the Main/Fairview and Meridian/Cherry intersections
• Upgrade Meridian sewer and water services to increase capacity and enhance service
The $8.5 million project to widen Meridian Road and make major upgrades to the City of Meridian sewer and water services began in October 2012.
The year-long project is anticipated to complete one month ahead of schedule.
For more information on the project, visit www.meridiansplitcorridor.org or www.achdidaho.org.