Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Garden City– This morning Ada County Highway District (ACHD) and Garden City officials celebrated a project that began in May to rebuild East 36th Street between Chinden Boulevard and the Waterfront District.
ACHD and Garden City Officials Celebrate Re-Constructed 36th Street
The project has been a top priority for Garden City – East 36th Street is in the heart of the city’s Live-Work-Create District, an area planned for mixed use where local residents have the opportunity to work and live in the same location.
The project rebuilt East 36th Street with new asphalt between Chinden Boulevard and the Waterfront District, a residential area and popular access to the Whitewater Park and greenbelt. The project also constructed new sidewalks on the east and west sides of the street, and created "parking pockets," which maintain on-street parking and help to calm traffic speeds. In addition, Garden City installed tree wells, landscaping and decorative lighting.
"The project has created a path into the city’s Live-Work-Create District, providing an attractive gateway to Garden City, the greenbelt and area parks," said ACHD Commission President Sara Baker.
The $550,000 project was constructed by Tuffy Excavation of Boise.
The 36th Street Project comes from a larger-scale transportation plan developed by Garden City and ACHD with input from the public. The Garden City Master Street Plan will help guide future developments, roadway, streetscape and utility improvements in Garden City.
For more on the Garden City Master Street Plan and the 36th Street project, visit www.achdidaho.org/projects.