Boise Parks and Recreation is replacing five sections of the Boise River Greenbelt starting in May. The work will take place throughout the summer, with the final project expected to wrap up this fall. During construction, parts of the pathway will be closed with signed detours in place. The goal of this work is to replace aging and damaged sections of path to improve user experience.
Greenbelt sections to be replaced on the north side of the Boise River include:
- 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)
- The east end of Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park to Marden Lane (NE 1.7 to NE 1.9)
Greenbelt sections to be replaced on the south side of the Boise River include:
- Leadville Avenue to the Baybrook Court Bridge (SE 1.1 to SE 2.0)
- East Parkcenter Bridge at Bown Way to East Parkriver Drive (SE 4.2 to East Parkriver Drive)
To view a map of the Boise River Greenbelt and all five project locations, visit the project web page. Users can also provide feedback on planned detour routes ahead of construction and will be able to track progress online as each project is completed.
These five sections of pathway have been selected as areas that are high on the city’s priority list for replacement due to cracks, root damage or outdated asphalt. The existing asphalt paths will be replaced with concrete to create a smooth and lasting surface. Despite it being a busy time on the Greenbelt, the work is being coordinated this time of year due to warming temperatures and more predictable weather needed for crews to complete these projects efficiently. Please obey all posted signs and stay out of closed areas for your safety.
“We know the Greenbelt is a popular recreation destination, in addition to being an important route for commuters,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as these projects are completed and look forward to improving the experience for everyone who uses the Greenbelt.”
The City of Boise manages approximately 25 miles of the Boise River Greenbelt that runs along the north and south sides of the Boise River. The continuous pathway has been one of the city’s most popular park destinations since its inception more than 50 years ago. Today, the Greenbelt runs from Lucky Peak in Ada County, through Boise, and into Garden City and the City of Eagle. There is approximately 50 miles of Greenbelt path in total.