Lake Hazel Road — Cloverdale to Five Mile Widening Project

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Thank you for your interest in the Lake Hazel Widening Project between Cloverdale and Five Mile -your input is important!

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Project Overview

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is proposing to widen Lake Hazel Road as part of a long-term plan to extend Lake Hazel Road to Eisenman Road and Isaac’s Canyon Interchange at I-84. It will ultimately become a regional route and will serve more and more people as the area develops.

This project will tie into planned intersection improvements to the adjacent intersections at Five Mile Road and Cloverdale Road in the next few years.

With continued growth and development in the area, ACHD is proactively looking at ways to improve Lake Hazel Road to safely accommodate increasing traffic and mobility options for pedestrians and bikes.

Project area map highlighted between Cloverdale Road and File Mile Road

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Project Description & Purpose

Reconstruct Lake Hazel Road between Cloverdale and Five Mile to include the following:

Two travel lanes in each direction with a center turn lane with curb and gutter
Separated multi-use pathways on both sides of Lake Hazel Road for both bicyclists and pedestrians
Updated signalized pedestrian crossings at Valley Street and Lowland View Way along with the school zone flashers
Upgraded stormwater facilities to improve drainage
Utility relocations along Lake Hazel Road

The purpose of the project is to:

  • Improve safety and access for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Accommodate current and future traffic growth
  • Increase mobility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians
Project purpose: Improve safety and access for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, accommodate current and future traffic growth, and increase mobility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Multi-Use Pathways

ACHD‘s Roadways to Bikeways Master Plan calls for more robust bike lanes along this type of roadway.

Multi-Use Pathways:

  • Are two-way facilities meant to accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclists of a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • Provide more space between motorists and those walking and biking, which increases safety.
  • Are used on roads with higher speeds and traffic volumes.
An example of a multi-use pathway. The graphic includes pedestrians, and motorists, sky, sun, and grass, a travel lane and a pathway.

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Schedule

Project Schedule. 2021: Prepare design concept; meet with adjacent property owners; online public meeting number one; community invited to review the design concept and provide input (we are here); refine design concept as needed; public meeting number 2 community invited to review the refined design and provide input; Refine and complete design. 2022-2023: Purchase necessary property needed for the project. 2025: Anticipated construction.

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Traffic Volume

The numbers represent the approximate number of vehicles traveling on Lake Hazel Road during the peak hours.

  • Morning – 7-8 a.m. Existing = 850 vehicles per hour
  • 2040 Projections = 2,300 vehicles per hour
  • Evening – 5-6 p.m. Existing = 1,250 vehicles per hour
  • 2040 Projections = 2,500 vehicles per hour
A graphic showing the approximate number of vehicles traveling on Lake Hazel Road during the peak hours.

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Proposed Design

The travel lanes are needed to accommodate future vehicle travel demand. Providing separated multi-use pathways will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to travel along Lake Hazel Road away from the roadway and motor vehicles. This will improve safety and connectivity for all users, including those traveling to Lake Hazel Elementary and other destinations.

The multi-use pathway concept has the same needed width as the traditional on street bike lane and sidewalk concept.

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Other Corridor Improvements

ACHD plans to improve the intersection at Lake Hazel and Five Mile Road in 2024.

Design work starts this year on the Lake Hazel and Cloverdale intersection. It is anticipated to be reconstructed in 2023.

There are several other projects planned for this area over the next five years. Check out ACHD’s Integrated Five-Year Work Plan where you can learn about additional projects and anticipated timelines.

What's Next?

Thank you for taking the time to review the information about the Lake Hazel Road, Cloverdale to Five Mile Project. For more information, visit the project webpage.

ACHD will use public input to develop and refine the design of this project and will continue to work closely with stakeholders. This summer, ACHD will have another opportunity for public feedback.

Contact

For questions, contact:

Ryan Cutler
ACHD Project Manager

208-387-6100

TTY: 1-800-377-3529

rcutler@achdidaho.org

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Comments

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:


ACHD
3775 Adams Street
Garden City, ID 83714


While your comments are always welcome, they can be best utilized if received by May 5, 2021.

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While your comments are always welcome, they can be best utilized if received by May 5, 2021.