Today’s groundbreaking ceremony will mark the start of construction for the long-awaited Highway 16 extension between Highway 44 (State Street) and Highways 20/26 (Chinden Boulevard).
The first stage of the project includes construction of the Boise River bridge, followed by road construction between the two roads, with the final stage to include various intersections and new access roads.
The next phase will include connecting Highway 16 to I-84, but there is no funding for that phase at this point in time.
The entire project will cost about $140 million and be financed with GARVEE bonds.
When completed, we will have a fourth option for crossing the Boise River, which should help reduce our ever-increasing Eagle Road traffic.
Source: Idaho Statesman article
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