Garden City to begin construction of shared-use bridge over Boise River
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Garden City officials and residents commemorated the forthcoming construction of a shared-use bridge spanning the Boise River with a “Golden Spike” ceremony on Friday. Mayor John Evans and other dignitaries spoke about the positive impact that the bridge will have on city residents and Greenbelt users.
“This is an important day for everyone who has worked so diligently to enhance the Greenbelt transportation corridor, and is a signficant step forward in the quest to complete a multi-use Greenbelt from Eagle to Lucky Peak”, said Evans. “The West Bridge will provide substantial benefits to communters and recreation enthusiasts in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner”.
According to the city, Garden City was recently awarded a $727,760 Federal Highway Administration grant for design and construction of the West Bridge, which will connect existing stretches of the Greenbelt on both sides of the river between Glenwood and Eagle Road.