The Penitentiary Greenbelt Canal Project is slated to start next Monday, November 13. Although the notice to proceed was issued back on October 25th, the Ada County officials and the contractor decided to keep the pathway open to the public until site conditions were acceptable to begin the first phase of pipe installation.
The pathway will remain open until November 13th, giving people a chance to get out and enjoy the falls colors along the Boise River.
“The start date will not impact the duration of the construction closure. The pathway is still expected to be re-opened to the public on or before June 22 of next year. This extended closure is necessary for the installation of an irrigation pipe for the Penitentiary Canal and to build a wider, safer, smoother asphalt pathway for Greenbelt users,” said Ada County spokesperson Kate McGwire.
The Penitentiary Canal Greenbelt Project will result in a pathway closure between Warm Springs Avenue near Shakespeare Way to Diversion Dam.
“This section will be completely closed to all users during construction. There will be no posted detour routes on adjacent roadways. All pathway users are instructed to turn around at the barricades. Please respect all closures to allow crews time to complete this important Greenbelt project in a safe and timely manner,” McGwire stated.
Project updates will be posted on the Ada County Parks & Waterways Facebook page: www.facebook.com/adacountyparks[facebook.com] and the Ada County Twitter feed twitter.com/Ada_County[twitter.com]