Eagle Road project expected to improve safety, traffic flow

Statesman staffOctober 2, 2013 

Idaho Transportation officials expect an upcoming Eagle Road project to result in faster, safer commutes.

Work will begin next spring to add a third lane to southbound Eagle Road between Franklin Road and Interstate 84. The project is expected to take a few months to complete.

"By providing a dedicated right-turn lane for Eagle Road drivers turning west onto I-84, the project will enhance safety and ease congestion by helping traffic flow more smoothly in this area," said Dave Kuisti, ITD Southwest Idaho engineering manager.

According to ITD, that half-mile stretch of Eagle Road carries 46,000 vehicle trips per day. Also on that section, there have been 184 crashes involving more than 420 vehicles and 650 people during the past five years.

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