Boise Parks and Recreation is replacing and improving several sections of the Boise River Greenbelt in 2021. These sections of pathway have been selected as areas that are high on our priority list for replacement due to current conditions. Some of the paths are cracked, others have damage due to root damage or outdated asphalt. Concrete lasts much longer than asphalt and less susceptible to root damage.
The existing asphalt paths will be replaced with concrete, creating a smooth surface. All of the existing benches, trash cans and bollards will also be replaced.
As a department, we realize the Greenbelt is heavily used as a transportation corridor and for recreational purposes. Our team will be making every effort to work with contractors to complete the work efficiently. Detours will be established and signed for all projects and we will be updating this web page as a resource throughout construction.
Work on the first section of path is expected to begin in April and projects will continue into the fall. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience but in the long run, this work will improve the longevity of the path and create a better user experience.
They include the following:
- Railroad Trestle bridge to 9th Street bridge (NW 1.1 to N 0.0)
- Broadway bridge to Parkcenter bridge (NE 1.0 to NE 1.2)
- East end of Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park to Marden Lane (NE 1.7 to NE 1.9)
- Leadville Avenue to Baybrook Court bridge (orange) (SE 1.1 to SE 2.0)
- East Parkcenter bridge at Bown Way to East Parkriver Drive (SE 4.2 to East Parkriver Drive)
All of the above projects will have signed detours. We are fortunate in having access to both the south and north sides of the Boise River, so in several instances the detour will not cause users to take a route too much out of their usual route.
We are seeking your feedback on the upcoming Greenbelt closures. Below are maps of the closures and we are seeking feedback on our suggested detour for each of the projects. Please email your comments and help us provide the most user friendly detour for each project.