Work to replace and improve damaged sections of asphalt along the Boise River Greenbelt is ongoing. Two of five scheduled replacement projects are underway: Americana Boulevard to 9th Street on the north side of the river and Leadville Avenue to the Baybrook Court Bridge on the south side of the river. Both construction locations are closed to the public and detours are in place. To view a greenbelt map and detour routes, click here.
To prevent users from entering closed areas, additional chain link fencing has been put up at construction sites along the river. In recent days, contractors have found barricades, signage and orange fencing repeatedly ripped down and at times removed from the path. Please remember these areas are closed for your safety. Heavy equipment is being used along the greenbelt and sections of the path are in various stages of construction at any given time.
The sections of pathway being improved this summer are high on the city’s priority list for replacement due to root damage and outdated asphalt. The existing asphalt is being removed and replaced with concrete to create a smooth, lasting surface that is less susceptible to root damage. This work will make the greenbelt more user-friendly for everyone.
“We understand these closures are an inconvenience during a busy season on the Boise River Greenbelt, but this is the best time of year for concrete pouring along the pathway,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation so contractors can complete these projects as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
Members of the Boise Police Department bike patrol are monitoring construction sites along the Boise River Greenbelt. Using closed areas is a violation of city code and could result in a misdemeanor.