Here in the Treasure Valley, one of our most special features is the weather. It might be a little "bipolar" from time to time but we get all four seasons, every single year.
Thanks to chip sealing, you could argue that in Nampa, residents get FIVE seasons:
- Chip Sealing
Sure, there are a lot of "pet peeves" on the roads across the Treasure Valley among drivers-- but which roads drive us the CRAZIEST?
The Top 12 Most Frustrating Intersections in the Treasure Valley
If we were to compare ourselves to other major cities in the Pacific Northwest, Boise would look silly complaining about these sorts of things slowing down our commute by minutes. But, we're not Seattle. We're not Portland. These intersections are annoying and everyone knows it!
Did we miss any on that list?
So what can Nampa residents expect from this pesky process? Well, slower speed limits, flying rocks, and some occasional pain damage on your car.
Is your daily driver fancy? Leave it at home or avoid THESE roads:
- Midway Rd
- W Cherry Ln
- N Midland Blvd
- Moss Ln
- N Marketplace Blvd
- Middleton Rd
- N Merchant Wy
- W Sand Hill Dr
- W Flamingo Ave
- W Karcher Rd
- Sundance Rd
- Norco Way
- Madison Rd
- N Franklin Blvd
- N Devlin Wy/Fargo Ave
- Lone Star Rd
- Davis Ave
- W Orchard Ave
- Northside Blvd
- N Canyon St
- N Yale St
- N Broadmore Wy
It doesn't stop there--
These Subdivisions will be treated--fully!
- The Ranch
- Stiehl Falls
When roads aren't being chip sealed and you can drive the actual speed limit...which of these would you need to be most cautious of?
These 17 Roads & Intersections are Known Speed Treasure Valley Speed Traps
Driving in the Treasure Valley, no matter how "bad" traffic has gotten over the last several years, really isn't too much of a challenge. Getting from Point A to Point B in our area isn't nearly as difficult as it is in larger or comparable sized cities yet, there's always someone in a hurry. What happens when one is in a hurry? Road Rage? Distracted Driving? Speeding?
Here are the most significant speed traps across the Treasure Valley that you need to be aware of.
There are a lot of roads in Idaho--annoying or not--that are dangerous, too. Here are the worst of the worst:
The 6 Most Deadly Intersections in the Boise Area Over the Past 10 Years
We examined the Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from the NHTSA for 2010-2020 (the most recent year available) to determine which intersections in the Treasure Valley have had the most fatal crashes and resulted in the most deaths.
These 13 Treasure Valley Roads Need a Speed Change
Spend any time driving around the Treasure Valley and odds are you will spot a little bit of road rage. While it's nothing wildly aggressive most times, it seems that with the growth of our city has come a lot of conflicting opinions on HOW to drive on our streets. Roads that were never meant to handle the volume of traffic that they now do have different speed limits-- some that are a little fast, some that are a little slow. We took to our means, Facebook, to ask YOU where the worst roads are at and which speed limits need adjusted. Here is what we found.