Ten Mile church rallies against median email@example.com HollyBeechMP Nov 22, 2013 (…) Photo courtesy Ten Mile Christian Church Ten Mile Christian Church The Meridian City Council chambers overflowed Tuesday night with Ten Mile Christian Church supporters who worried about a proposed median’s effect on church access.Ada County Highway District plans to install a raised median on Franklin Road between Ten Mile and Black Cat roads. Church goers said this would eliminate left-hand turn access to the building’s main entrance and hinder people from attending the many services and meetings held at the 2,000-member church every week.Their comments swayed City Council, which had previously approved of the median. The Council’s new recommendation to ACHD is that the median should still be installed — just not in front of the church entrance until traffic counts warrant one. Story continues below video × Advertisement ACHD project manger Dyan Bevins will take this recommendation to the ACHD Commission, which will make the final decision Dec. 4.Not installing the median in front of the church, she said, could open the door for other Franklin Road property owners to also request the median be removed in front of their property.Another option is to wait to install any part of the median until traffic and safety needs call for one. A concern with that approach, Bevins said, is that the catalyst for installing a median could be a car accident.Safety is the No. 1 concern, Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd said. She pointed out that after Idaho Transportation Department installed a median on Eagle Road near the Franklin Road intersection, left-hand turn accidents — a major issue in that area — decreased to almost zero.“We may not have the traffic counts today to warrant raised medians (on Franklin), but it is a safety factor, and the first life lost is what stops us in our tracks,” de Weerd said. “... We would feel horrible if we said ‘do not put those medians in there’ and we had a fatality because those center turn lanes are not safe.”As mentioned, the ACHD Commission has the final say on whether or not the median will be installed. Bevins said Ten Mile Christian Church members have also expressed their concerns to ACHD. More from this section Meridian OKs joint fire agreement, Nampa shoots it down Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 Early voting starts Monday in Ada County Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 Guest opinion: Support gender inclusive facilities in schools Posted: Feb. 24, 2017 13-year-old guitarist finds his groove at local venues Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 Meridian Schools Clinic reaches 3rd anniversary Posted: Feb. 23, 2017 Tags Meridian Median Franklin Road Ten Mile Christian Church Meridian City Council Meeting 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!