Friday, September 02, 2011
Boise- A project that will increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists on Boise Avenue between Capitol Boulevard and Joyce Street, near the Boise State University campus, will get underway Tuesday, September 6.
Boise Avenue to receive new sidewalks, bike lanes between Capitol Boulevard and Joyce Street
The seven-week-long project will begin around Joyce and work west toward Capitol.
The project will include new curb, gutter, sidewalk and bike lane on the northeast side of Boise Avenue between Capitol and Joyce, where it currently does not exist. On-street parking will be eliminated between Martha Street and Chrisway Drive to allow for the bike lane.
Motorists can expect crews working daytime hours alongside and in the roadway— due to the slope of the road some asphalt will be removed and replaced to allow for proper drainage during rain events. The project also includes stormwater pipe work which will span the roadway and may require a closure between Martha and Capitol for up to one week toward the end of the project.
During construction, flaggers will be on-site directing traffic, which will be reduced to one lane at times. During off-work hours, two lanes of traffic will be open for the majority of the project; however drivers may be required to drive on a gravel surface.
The $232,000 project is being constructed by Braun-Jensen and is anticipated to be complete in October.