Eagle Road drivers will notice a change on Thursday morning when turning right onto Fairview Avenue. The free-running right-hand turn lanes that allow drivers to turn into the direction of traffic and merge will be eliminated for north and southbound Eagle Road at the intersection.
Drivers will be required to pull up to the intersection and make a right turn onto Fairview when it is safe to do so. Crews will work to make the changes Wednesday.
In addition, westbound drivers on Fairview will notice a lane shift just west of the Eagle and Fairview intersection. Traffic will use lanes on the north half of Fairview while work on a new center median is under way.
The changes at the Eagle and Fairview intersection are being made in conjunction with commercial development on the northeast corner of the intersection and will be permanent. The free-running right turns on Fairview will also be eliminated at a later date. Removing the free-running right turns aims to increase safety for motorists and pedestrians.
The traffic signal project began in mid-May and is expected to be complete in late July. Most of the work is being done during nighttime hours. Idaho Sand & Gravel Co., of Nampa, is performing the work on behalf of CenterCal Properties LLC, the owner of the new development.
Eagle Road, otherwise known as State Highway 55 is under the jurisdiction of the Idaho Transportation Department. Fairview Avenue is under the jurisdiction of ACHD. More than 6,300 vehicles use this intersection during the busiest hour of the day.