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Boise Greenbelt Closed Near Municipal Park Through April

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By September, the 25-mile Boise Greenbelt will be bigger and better than ever. - JESSICA MURRI
  • Jessica Murri
  • By September, the 25-mile Boise Greenbelt will be bigger and better than ever.


Cyclists and pedestrians who frequent the Boise Greenbelt near Municipal Park will be detoured through the end of April.

According to a news release from the Boise Department of Parks and Recreation, a small stretch of the pathway closed on March 4 so "Clearwater Landscape & Irrigation will replace the existing asphalt path with a new wider concrete path. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April, weather depending.
Signs will mark a recommended detour, which will entail users’ use of sidewalks along Walnut Street." 

The short detour near Municipal Park will move Greenbelt users onto Walnut Street. - BOISE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Boise Department of Parks and Recreation
  • The short detour near Municipal Park will move Greenbelt users onto Walnut Street.
In other Greenbelt news, there are several other projects planned for the pathway. They include the Garden City to Americana Greenbelt extension, which will connect the Garden City side of the Greenbelt from Joe's Crab Shack to Main Street. The project is causing significant traffic delays on the Main Street and Fairview Avenue bridges as crews from the Idaho Transportation Department work to construct the pathway underneath the bridges. The project is estimated to be completed in September.

The Broadway Bridge replacement is also rerouting the Greenbelt away from the traditional underpasses along the river up onto Boise State University's campus and Myrtle Street. That project should also be done in September.

Finally, construction of the Esther Simplot Park has kept the Greenbelt closed from Veterans Memorial Park to the 36th Street pedestrian bridge and from Whitewater Park Boulevard to the Boise River Park for more than a year. Right now, the detour includes following Veterans Memorial Parkway to the south side of the Boise River. The park, along with these sections of Greenbelt, should be done in August.