A project to improve visibility and safety on a popular stretch of the Boise River Greenbelt will start on Monday, January 23. Boise Parks and Recreation is adding pedestrian lighting along the south side of the Greenbelt from the Old Timer’s Shelter in Ann Morrison Park to the 9th Street Pedestrian Bridge.
The Greenbelt will be closed in that section for the duration of construction, which is estimated to be completed in March, barring any industry delays. A detour over the Pioneer Bridge in Ann Morrison Park and the South 8th Street Bridge will be signed for users.
“We know this section of the Boise River Greenbelt is a popular stretch for people commuting to work, getting to and from class, and recreating near downtown,” said Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway. “While the closure is a temporary inconvenience, the safety and experience of users is our priority. The new lighting will increase safety for people traveling through the area in the evenings and early mornings.”
There are no other Greenbelt closures planned for the area, though users can always view projects impacting the Boise River Greenbelt on the city’s website. Status updates on this safety improvement project will also be posted there.
Boise Parks and Recreation maintains 25 miles of pathway through the heart of the city. The Boise River Greenbelt is managed as one of the city’s largest parks.