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Flooding prompts Boise officials to close Greenbelt at 9th Street tunnel

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:46:17-04

Due to flooding, the City of Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department has closed the Greenbelt tunnel underneath 9th Street on the south side of the river. A detour is in place that re-routes cyclists and pedestrians via the Royal Boulevard Extension.

Here’s the list of the additional sections of the Greenbelt closed by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department as a result of flooding:

-under the Parkcenter Bridge at Logger Creek
-the entire Bethine Church River Trail
-section of Greenbelt and a gravel nature path near Marianne Williams Park between East Parkcenter Boulevard and South Eckert Road.
-section of Greenbelt near Marianne Williams Park at the bridge over Walling Creek, which is south of E. Warm Springs Avenue.
-the boardwalk under the Capitol Boulevard Bridge on the south side of the Greenbelt
-section of Greenbelt from Main Street Tunnel to Trestle Bridge on north side of the Greenbelt

“For their safety, cyclists and pedestrians should obey all posted signs along the Greenbelt and stay out of closed areas. The river is running high, fast and cold and the Boise Fire Department continues to remind residents and their pets to stay out of the water and away from the bank,” said Boise Parks and Recreation spokesperson Bonnie Shelton.

As high water conditions persist on the Boise River this spring, a City of Boise team will continue to monitor the situation for public safety and property concerns on a daily basis, she added.