Can We All Agree This Road Project Is The Most Annoying In Boise?
Before we vent and share the frustrations of Boise drivers all over the Treasure Valley, we do want to acknowledge that we appreciate the hard work that our construction workers put in. We get that and we appreciate what is done to keep our roads safe...
With that being said...
What in the world is going on with Five Mile Road?
Back in June, we shared with you how Five Mile Road had closed down so crews could work on a water main. Fast-forward to now and people are left scratching their heads wondering when the work will be done. One person on Reddit even shared how a sign typo nearly sent them over the edge:
Don't worry, the construction isn't going to last another eight years. But, we do have some good news and bad news.
First up the good news: according to Ada County, the work at Five Mile Rd. & Amity Rd. is supposed to be completed by August 17 along with the work at Five Mile & Hazel Park.
Now, for the bad news: Ada County shares that there are still a few more projects to be done on Five Mile before the end of the year. The next upcoming "lane restriction w/ flagging" will be on Five Mile from Wasdale St. to La Grange St. for "overhead work" starting August 22.
After that, we will see Five Mile with lane restrictions from Florence to Fairview starting September 12 all the way until October 6th. Another project we'll see on Five Mile is the intersection at Victory Rd which will see Five Mile completely close down from September 25th to October 14th... and people are frustrated:
by u/lightswarm175 from discussion Can we please talk about what a shit show the road work on Five Mile is?
Luckily for us, Ada County has an interactive map that you can check to keep track of all the construction going on in the Treasure Valley and you can do that here. We just wish we could see all of the traffic signs that go up with a typo in the Treasure Valley.
Scroll on to see one of the most ridiculous traffic signs we've ever seen in Idaho...
Boise Traffic Incident Captured on Video Goes Viral
If there's a road closure in the Treasure Valley, we might be okay with it if it was as adorable as this Idaho traffic jam.
Scroll on to see arguably one of the cutest traffic jams of all time that took place right here in Idaho...
A Look At One Of The Most Adorable Traffic Jams in Idaho
Now, let's be serious for a minute. If we had the type of vehicle that is being tested in California, we wouldn't even be having this discussion about road closures or traffic jams.
Scroll on to see how California's latest invention will change the way we handle road closures... and drive...