Ada County Highway District

Bloom Street Sidewalk Project (2010)

General Description:

Project Description

The Bloom Street project will improve pedestrian facilities and will not involve rebuilding the roadway. The improvements will provide a continuous link from the Bloom Street neighborhood to the pathway leading to Cynthia Mann that is accessed from John's Landing.

  • Construct curb, gutter and sidewalk on the north side of Bloom Street to match existing sidewalk to the east and west
  • Extend curb, gutter and sidewalk on the west side of Collister between Bloom St. and John's Landing St. to match existing sidewalk to the north and south
  • Extend curb, gutter and sidewalk on the south side of John's Landing from Collister and tie into existing sidewalk on the west side of the Maplewood bridge
  • Update/replace existing pedestrian ramps
  • Install stormwater facilities
  • Potential work on Maplewood bridge
  • Minor irrigation work


Project Purpose

  • Improve pedestrian safety
  • Provide a safe route to school for students
  • Update pedestrian facilities to comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA)



The Bloom Street project is a request from the Boise School District to provide pedestrian facilities for students attending Cynthia Mann Elementary School. Once the project is complete it will allow the school district to discontinue safety busing for the Bloom Street neighborhood. If you have questions about safety busing, please contact Sarah Stobaugh with the Boise School District at 854-4167.


Why improvements to only one side of the street?

In an effort to maximize tax dollars some sidewalk projects are being constructed on only one side of the street. This enables ACHD to improve pedestrian safety, while at the same time allowing the District to do more pedestrian projects throughout the county.

The side chosen depends on several factors, including: pedestrian safety, amount of gaps in existing sidewalk infrastructure, impacts to property owners, and existing ACHD right-of-way. Every effort was made to choose the side that would increase pedestrian safety while making the best use of available funds.


What's next?

The Bloom Street project design has been completed and right-of-way (land) acquisition is currently underway.


Construction Year

Bloom Street is scheduled for construction mid-August 2010.


Time Frame

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