Ada County Highway District

36th St., Chinden Blvd. to the Waterfront District - Garden City

General Description:

36th Street is now open to traffic. However, some work remains before the project is fully completed:

  • Pave driveways
  • Misc. concrete repairs
  • Place top soil in bulb outs
  • Landscape repair

Construction Update

The completion of the 36th Street Project has been delayed by one month. The project is anticipated to be complete in September. We apologize for the disruption and appreciate your patience.

Between now and the end of the project crews will be:

  • Completing utility work 
  • Pouring curb, gutter and sidewalk
  • Installing seepage beds with brick pavers
  • Paving the street
  • Installing decorative street lighting and some landscaping

Project Time line


February 2013

Garden City sewer and water line replacement work started
May 2013 Garden City work completed; ACHD roadway project began
September 2013 ACHD work complete


Construction to begin as early as May 13

Construction on the 36th Street, Chinden Boulevard to the Waterfront District project is anticipated to begin as early as May 13, 2013, following the substantial completion of the Garden City utility work. The project is scheduled for completion in September. The project includes the following:

  • Rebuilding the roadway on 36th Street.
  • Reconstructing the travel lanes and adding curb, gutter and sidewalk on the east and west side of the street.
  • Constructing parking pockets on both sides of the street between Clay and the Waterfront District.
  • Installing decorative street lighting and landscaping in cooperation with Garden City.

Construction will be during daytime hours. The road will be closed with local access being maintained. The work may include the following impacts: General construction noise, dust, equipment back up alarms, and ground vibration. A map is attached displaying the approximate length of the project.

For specific details about the construction schedule, please contact Justin Bledsoe, ACHD Construction Services, at 387-6283. If you have questions or concerns about the construction activities please contact Pat Wood with Tuffy Excavation at 208-562-1720.

The concept design for 36th Street between Chinden Boulevard and the Waterfront District in Garden City (as seen at the October 30th open house) will be presented to the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) Board of Commissioners for adoption. Before the Commission considers adoption of the study there will be an opportunity for public comment.

Staff Report

Monday, December 22, 2008 at 6 p.m.

At the December 3 Commission meeting, a decision on this project was deferred to December 22.

ACHD Headquarters, 3775 Adams St., Garden City

The 36th Street project is on an accelerated timeline and has been the #1 priority project for Garden City since 2003.

Why is the 36th Street Project the #1 project for Garden City?

The water and sewer infrastructure along 36th Street is dilapidated. With the necessity to address these infrastructure needs there is an opportunity to cohesively integrate land use development and transportation goals in the rebuild of the street. The City believes that 36th Street has the potential to become a center of culture and tradition, where people come to spend an afternoon to visit local businesses and artists, play at the river and connect to the community and history by watching a Chinese Dragon Parade. 36th Street is in the heart of the Live Work Create District, a destination that will be steeped in mixed use where local business owners have the opportunity to actually work and live in the same location. Sidewalks, parking and streetscape are essential for enabling people to merge living, working and quality of life into the neighborhood. Not only is 36th Street at the heart of the Live Work Create District, but it is the backbone of the "Alley Arts District", a district that is home to several artists, redefining Garden City as a hub of talent and entertainment. Additionally, 36th Street takes people to one of the most unique developments in the region, the Waterfront District, and to the proposed White Water Park. In the future the City hopes to partner with other agencies to have a footbridge that will cross the river to the proposed Esther Simplot Park in Boise, further creating a destination for residents in the valley.

Link to Garden City Master Street Plan and Adams Street Concept Design


Time Frame

Start Date:
As early as May 13, 2013
End Date:
September 2013

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