Kootenai Street Traffic Calming — Orchard to Vista Project

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Thank you for your interest in the Kootenai Street Traffic Calming, Orchard to Vista Project– your input is important!

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Project History

Beginning in 2018, ACHD developed the Kootenai Street Concept Study in response to a neighborhood resident petition to investigate potential Traffic Calming improvements on Kootenai Street between Orchard Street and Vista Avenue.

The purpose of the study was to work with the neighborhood to consider various traffic calming measures and develop a conceptual plan of the appropriate treatments that preserved and enhanced the neighborhood while creating a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment.

Input was received from:

  • Neighborhood residents
  • Depot Bench Neighborhood Association
  • People who drive, walk and bike along Kootenai Street
  • City of Boise
  • ACHD

Based on input from the public, the recommended concepts included:

  • Narrow vehicle lanes from 11-feet to 10-feet
  • Chicanes
  • Bulb outs
  • Sidewalk replacing parking lanes
  • RRFBs (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons) for school crossing at Johnson Street

The ACHD Commission adopted the Kootenai Street Traffic Calming Study in January 2019. View the full report.

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Outreach History

ACHD hosted three public involvement meetings throughout the concept study.

Property Impacts Matter: We consistently heard concerns that proposed changes may require some impacts to homeowner properties. The tree canopy is important to the character of Kootenai Street and changes that will require cutting down trees would not be supported.

For more information, view the full report.

March 1, 2018: 111 attendees and 123 comments received. Is traffic calming necessary? Yes, 85; no, 19. July 11, 2018 Meeting: 103 attendees and 135 comments received. October 2, 2018 Meeting: 106 attendees and 127 comments received. Do you agree or disagree with the recommended concept for Kootenai Street? Strongly agree, 67; agree, 33; disagree, 9; strongly disagree, 18.

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Spring 2021: prepare preliminary design, meet with nearby property owners. Summer 2021: public involvement meeting — we are here. Fall 2021: refine and complete design. Fall/Winter 2021: purchase ROW. 2022: anticipated construction.

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Stay Involved

Thank you for you participating!

For more information, visit the Kootenai Street Traffic Calming Study project page.


For questions, contact:

David Rader
ACHD Project Manager
TTY: 1.800.377.3529
Email Your Comment


Use the comment button at the top right of this meeting to view the comment form where you can submit comments or mail them to:

3775 Adams Street
Garden City, ID 83714

While your comments are always welcome, they can be best utilized if received by July 22, 2021.