Ada County Highway District proposes $117M budget By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Jul 12, 2017 (…) The Ada County Highway District, which manages 95 percent of the roads in the county, is holding a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. July 27. The meeting will be at the ACHD auditorium, 3775 Adams. St., Garden City.The district is proposing a $117.4 million budget for next fiscal year, up from roughly $110 million this year.“We’re actually looking at a record year for capital spending — $60.6 million — which translates into some 130 projects,” district spokesman Craig Quintana said in an email. × Advertisement “For the first time in several years,” he added, “the Commissioners are considering a $2.2 million increase in property taxes — the full amount allowed by state law — to fund the construction budget at this proposed level.”The district expects to publish the proposed budget Aug. 7, he said, and the public can weigh in during a hearing on Aug. 23.Some major projects slated for next year’s budget are:n Cloverdale Road, Fairview Ave to Ustick Road: $2.9 million — five lane road with sidewalk and bike lanesn Pine Ave, Meridian Road to Locust Grove Road: $1.7 millionn Cole Road and Lake Hazel Road intersection: $5 millionBY THE NUMBERSThe Ada County Highway District maintains and operates over 2,200 miles of roads and streets in Ada County with an estimated value of $3 billion.Typical project costs:n One mile of five-lane road: $7 million to $9 millionn One mile of sidewalk: $100,000 to $200,000n Traffic signal: Up to $200,000Major revenue sources estimated for the FY18 budget:n Property taxes: 37 percent of total revenuen Highway users fund: 29 percent of total revenuen Impact fees: 13 percent of total revenuen Vehicle registration fees: 9 percent of total revenueFIVE-YEAR PLANThe highway district has an integrated five-year work plan influenced by requests from cities, school districts and the county. Ten agencies submitted a total of 379 project requests for the highway district’s fiscal year 2017 five-year work plan, and 177 were adopted into the plan, according to a March presentation posted to the district’s website.Thirty percent of the total requests came from the city of Meridian. Of Meridian’s 110 project requests, 32 were adopted into the five-year plan. The city of Boise submitted 88 requests, with 53 being adopted. The West Ada School District submitted 34 requests, with 22 being adopted. More from this section Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Mold found at every Meridian fire station racks up $70K bill Posted: July 19, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!