Major road, infrastructure projects close streets near St. Luke's Boise

Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 19:43:01-04

If you've driven in downtown Boise lately, you've probably noticed road construction around St. Luke's.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, crews will replace 100-year-old pipes along Fort Street and Avenue B.

Additional work on East Jefferson Street will also begin Monday. Crews say, once complete, the road projects will make major transportation and utility improvements to the area.

"The fire department is concerned about water flows in this area, so we're going to have a dramatic improvement on that, which should add a level of safety to the buildings in this area," said Jeff Honas, construction project manager.

"We're doing our best to make sure signage in and around the hospital is easy to access, easy to see where to go," said David McFadyen, St. Luke's Boise Hospital Administrator. "The key is just getting to the main parking garages."

St. Luke's patients and ambulances will still have access to the hospital and area businesses during construction.

Crews ask drivers to give themselves plenty of time for their commutes when driving through the area. 

For more information on the project, click here.