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.
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.
The Bloom Street project design has been completed and right-of-way (land) acquisition is currently underway.
Bloom Street is scheduled for construction mid-August 2010.