Friday, March 16, 2012

Eagle Road, Front Street Appear Frequently on Survey of Busiest Intersections

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM

No big surprise - the intersection of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue tops the latest list of the busiest intersections, tracked by the Ada County Highway District. ACHD presents the list every three years. The rankings are used as a tool for planning and adjustments of traffic signals as needed.

In fact, 400 fewer vehicles used the Eagle-Fairview intersection during rush hour in 2011 when compared to 2008. According to ACHD, 6,300 vehicle were tracked during the average peak hour at the crossway.

Coming in No. 2 was Front and Ninth streets in Downtown Boise, with 6,220 vehicles, a 7 percent jump from 2008. Rounding out the Top 5 were Franklin and Milwaukee, Front and 13th and Eagle and the I-84 Westbound Ramp.

"One of the biggest jumps we saw on this year's list was the Eagle and Ustick intersection, which moved from 18th to seventh," said Terry Little, ACHD traffic services manager.

Eagle Road appears most frequently on the Top 12 list with five intersections. Front Street appears twice on the list.

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