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City of Eagle working on multiple improvement projects

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Posted at 5:55 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 07:55:33-04

EAGLE, Idaho — The city of Eagle is getting ready for some improvements to sidewalks, safety improvements and the Reid Merrill Park Splash Pad and Play Structure.

The city will be working with the Ada County Highway District to implement sidewalk repairs and safety improvements along State Street in downtown Eagle between Olde Park Place and 2nd Street. The project will including grinding sidewalk edges, replacing sections of the curb, gutter and sidewalk, and removing four trees downtown. Contractors will remove the trees starting on July 30. ACHD contractors will begin sidewalk repairs on August 12.

The trees are only being removed where there is no other alternative when it comes to public safety. The finished project will include the installation of new sidewalks, street trees with enhanced root protection, and new curbs and gutters in downtown. The timeline for that project is in 2022.

The western part of the Reid Merrill Park will be closed starting August 5 for replacement of the splash pad and play structure. The new play structure and splash pad will be open in the spring of 2020. The project includes a new play structure, swings, ADA accessible equipment and a 60 percent increase in the size of the splash pad.

The western entrance to the park of E. Shore Drive and the nearby parking lot will also be closed during construction. Parking will remain available from the eastern park entrace along E. Lake Shore Drive and from the public lot off E. Riverside Drive near the Revel Apartments.