Lake Hazel Road — Cloverdale to Five Mile Widening Project

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Welcome — Your Input is Important!

Thank you for joining the second public information meeting about the Lake Hazel Widening Project between Cloverdale and Five Mile.

ACHD hosted its first meeting in Spring 2021—and your input helped guide some design adjustments. Please join today to review plans, learn more and comment on this important project.

View of an intersection along Lake Hazel Road in the project area.

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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 bicycles.

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:

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

The purpose of the project is to:

  • Improve safety and access for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Increase mobility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Accommodate current and future traffic growth
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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What We Heard

ACHD hosted a public information meeting about this project online between April 21-May 5, 2021.

Stakeholders and interested citizens weighed in and shared their input during the two-week comment period.

View the project summary and all comments for more information.

Let's keep Lake Hazel a neighborhood route and not a regional route...
Glad to see this, Lake Hazel needs to be a 5 lane road the entire corridor...
I'm glad to see there are going to be accommodation for bicyclists...
Comments received: 102 from the online meeting and 8 from emails. Results: 33 - It's Great; 24 - I like it; 21 - It's okay; 11 - I do not like it; 13 - I really do not like it.

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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Z-Pedestrian Crossing

ACHD is designing a signalized Z-pedestrian crossing on Lake Hazel Road. The crossing will form a "Z" and has several advantages:

  • Pedestrians and bicyclists cross the street in two stages, one side at a time
  • At each stage, users only have to look in one direction to cross the street
  • Makes users face oncoming traffic as they navigate to the next stage of the crossing, increasing safety
  • The crossing will be wide enough for bicyclists to easily navigate

The photo below and video show an example of what a Z-crossing may look like on Lake Hazel.

Pedestrian and bicyclist crossing a road at a z-pedestrian crossing.

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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.

View this exhibit for a detailed look at the proposed improvements to this segment of Lake Hazel Road.

A comparrison of measurements between the pathway concept and the bike lane and sidewalk concept

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Other Corridor Improvements

ACHD plans to improve the intersections at Lake Hazel Road and Cloverdale Road and Lake Hazel Road and Five Mile Road.

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.

Contact

For questions, contact:

Amber Morales
ACHD Project Manager

208-387-6100

TTY: 1-800-377-3529

projects@achdidaho.org

Subject Line: Lake Hazel, Cloverdale to Five Mile Attn: Amber Morales

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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 September 23, 2021.

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While your comments are always welcome, they can be best utilized if received by September 23, 2021.

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