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Crews to close Camel's Back Park trails for restabilization work

Posted at 4:14 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 18:14:27-04

A project to stabilize the chute at Camel’s Back Park in Boise will begin next week. Heavy use and weather have eroded the sandy soils.

“The project includes the installation of stairs on the upper portion of the sand chute to stabilize the soils. The ski lift cables will be reused as hand rails along the new steps,” said Project Manager Toby Norton.

Trails in the area will be closed for safety -- and the contractor will use flaggers when crossing open trails, he added.

The 9th Street parking lot will remain open.

Park users are advised to be aware of the closed-off areas and yield to construction crews and equipment.

Winspear Construction was awarded the $170,000 project.