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The Road Wizard appears in The Idaho Statesman, the Kuna Melba News each week to explore local transportation matters. He tries to find out why situations occur and what is being done about them. The Wizard's column is a public service provided by ACHD.

Recent News and Replies

April 30

Records Avenue extension opened, closed, then opened for good; Orchard Street and Victory Road intersection signal stuck in "constant call" mode; road sign issues; Idaho law regarding intersection entry

April 23

Warm Springs Avenue closure due to loose rocks off the Mesa causes traffic congestion at Broadway Avenue; property owner not allowed to restrict parking with big rocks and non-regulartory signs on Bogus Basin Road near Corrals Trail

April 16

Chip seal chipped away by plows on Highland View Drive; date requested for traction sand removal near Columbia and Cloverdale roads; frustration with drivers who don't pull into intersection at left-turn, flashing yellow arrow signals.

April 09

Capitol and Royal boulevards signal timing creates consternation; U-turn proposal could create more confusion and break law; will the Stops stay at Lake Hazel and Cole roads?

April 02

Signal timing at Front and 6th streets in Boise was changed to improve traffic flow on Front; speed limit sign requested for Spangler Place in Eagle; new lane lines on Veterans Memorial Parkway causing confusion despite fresh paint.

March 26

Old lane lines reappear on Veterans Memorial Parkway heading to State Street and cause confusion; speeding prompts speed bump hopes for Artesian Road in Eagle; were the new stop signs on Allumbaugh Street put in place for the new apartments?

March 19

Request for speed bump on Apricot Drive at the entry of the Solterra Subdivision; obsolete "NO Outlet" sign at Paint Drive and Kanaka Way; signal requested at Allumbaugh Street and Fairview Avenue.

March 12

Cyclist deals with sandy shoulders on Five Mile Road and Emerald Street; the reason for appearance of stop signs on Shaw Mountain Road at Shenandoah Drive; differing speed limits on 27th and 28th streets detailed.

March 05

Reader searches for reason behind sudden stop signs on Camelot Drive and Allumbaugh Street in Boise; do road agencies automatically close right-turn lanes before an intersection when the lane disappears on the other side?

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