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ACHD: Saturday events to cause traffic delays

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 16:24:41-04

Two big Saturday events could cause minor traffic delays, according to the Ada County Higwhay District, and drivers are being asked to use caution.

The 2016 Race to Robie Creek will begin at noon on Saturday. Nearly 2,500 runners are expected to participate. The Race will begin at the northwest corner of Fort and Reserve Streets. Participants proceed around the corner to Shaw Mountain Road. They will run 8.5 miles up Rocky Canyon Road, over Aldape Summit, and finish at the Robie Creek campground.

“There are no hard road closures associated with this event; however, motorists driving in this area should exercise caution and may experience minor delays,” said ACHD spokeswoman Nicole DuBois.

Runners are expected to be off the normal public street network by approximately 1 p.m. Boise Motor Escort, the Boise Police Department, and event volunteers will be assisting motorists in going around the event.

Meantime, The Capital City Public Market will begin its season starting tomorrow. The event draws approximately 12,000 visitors each weekend through December 17.

“The event will close Idaho Street between Capitol Boulevard and 9th Street, and 8th Street from the Grove Plaza to State Street,” DuBois stated.

Cross streets will not be closed, but motorists should be aware of increased pedestrian traffic at the following intersections:
• 8th Street and Idaho Street
• 8th Street and Bannock Street
• 8th Street and Jefferson Street

The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Saturday, with set-up beginning at 7 a.m. and tear-down occurring until 2:30 p.m. Roads will reopen after that time, DuBois said.