Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Pathway construction and riverbank restoration projects create detours along Boise River Greenbelt

Detours will be in place along the Greenbelt in Boise due to several construction and restoration projects taking place over the next few months.

Bank restoration work and pathway construction near Veterans Memorial Park is scheduled to start Thursday, Nov. 9. The repairs are needed to stabilize sections of the river bank and the Greenbelt path near the park that were damaged due to high river flows this spring. 

Access to the Greenbelt path along the north side of the Boise River between Veterans Memorial Park and Esther Simplot Park will be closed while the work is being completed, which should take a few months. Detours for Greenbelt users will be signed. 

In addition, construction work has started on a bridge that will connect Warm Springs Avenue to Marianne Williams Park on the south side of Harris Ranch. Because this project intersects with the Greenbelt, a section of the path will be closed throughout construction, which is expected to be completed next summer. Please proceed with caution in the area and use all signed detours. 

If you have questions about either of these projects, please contact Project Manager Kelly Burrows at kburrows@cityofboise.org, 208-608-7634.