Key to driving in Meridian: Keep Alert

MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) -- We got behind the wheel to find out how hard driving around Meridian really is these days.

Remember -- and if you drive in Meridian how can you forget -- an $8 million construction project began in late October 2012 and is scheduled for completion in mid-October this year.

Some highlights of the undertaking:

Construct a cross-over roadway, connecting Main Street to Meridian Road, north of Franklin Road and south of the railroad crossing

Meridian Road will be widened to five-lanes, from the cross-over roadway, north to the Meridian/Cherry-Fairview intersection

Main/Fairview and Meridian/Cherry intersections will be rebuilt

Install new Meridian Public Works water and sewer lines

And we found you need to keep alert at all times, because cones, abrupt edges, traffic barrels and signs are everywhere.