Intersection Karcher and Middleton roads, Nampa
Key number: 12046
Approximately 30,000 cars pass through the intersection of Karcher Road (Idaho Hwy 55) and Middleton Road each day. This intersection is one of the most crash-prone sites in Idaho and rapid development has resulted in greater traffic congestion.
Currently, both Karcher Road and Middleton Road are two-lane rural roadways at the intersection area and there are no bicycle lanes or continuous sidewalks within the project limits.
ITD and the City of Nampa are partnering to rebuild this intersection to improve safety and reduce congestion.
The project will rebuild the existing Karcher Road and Middleton Road intersection. On Karcher Road improvements will be made from just west of Elijah Drain to the vicinity of Sundance Street. On Middleton Road improvements will be made from Aries Drive to the vicinity of Hailey Avenue. Improvements will include curb, gutter, sidewalk, additional lanes, drainage, on-street lighting and a new traffic signal.
Preliminary development and right-of-way negotiations are under way.
Preliminary Design Activities
Ten proposed alternatives were initially discussed for this project. Four alternatives were carried forward for further evaluation.
Plans call for widening Karcher Road and Middleton Road by adding turn lanes, upgrading the existing signal and adding pedestrian crossing and drainage.
A public meeting will be held in Fall 2013 to gather public input about the preferred alternative.
Public input will help ITD and the City of Nampa develop improvements and finalize plans.
ITD and Nampa anticipate construction beginning in late 2013/early 2014.
Construction is expected to be completed in late 2014.
Adam Rush, ITD, Public Involvement Coordinator
Aaron Bauges, ITD, Project Manager
Karla Nelson, City of Nampa, Public Involvement Coordinator,
Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.