In early August crews cleared debris and trimmed trees along the west side of the Eagle Road Bridge over the north channel of the Boise River. The debris clearing was in preparation to dig test bores for the planned pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Bridge construction is tentatively scheduled for 2024, dependent on future funding.
On September 10, 2019, the Eagle City Council accepted the pre-concept report for a grade-separated crossing of SH-44 East of Eagle Road. The pre-concept report reviewed the optimum location for a crossing and provide an overview of crossing options including bridges over and a tunnel under. The study is the first step in project development.
The City Council has directed staff to begin a public participation process to gage community preference for the crossing options and the public willingness to fund the project. Once completed the City will pursue funding for the project through both public and private sources. Check out the pre-concept study.
This artwork shows Concept C for the pedestrian crossing. It features stairs and enclosed elevators. You can see more design concepts here.
Chinden West U.S. 20/26 Improvements
Over the next few years, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be making improvements to Chinden Boulevard (U.S. 20/26) between Eagle Road and I-84 to promote safety and increase capacity in this growing region of Idaho.