Officials close yet another section of Greenbelt due to flooding

Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 17:23:45-04

The Boise Parks and Recreation Department has closed another section of Greenbelt due to flooding.

“The closure starts on the north side of the Greenbelt just before cyclists and pedestrians go under Veterans Memorial Parkway and extends to Lander Street. There is no detour in place at this time,” said Boise Parks and Recreation department spokeswoman Bonnie Shelton.

This is the latest in a series of Greenbelt closures in Boise that remain in effect due to flooding:

They include:

- Mile marker NW 3.7 to about NW 4.0 just west of Willow Lane Athletic Complex
- under the West Parkcenter Bridge at Logger Creek
- the entire Bethine Church River Trail
- a section of Greenbelt and a gravel nature path near Marianne Williams Park between East Parkcenter Boulevard and South Eckert Road.
- a 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
- a section of Greenbelt from Main Street Tunnel to Trestle Bridge on north side of the Greenbelt
- the 9th Street tunnel on south side of the Greenbelt.

“A section of the Boise Greenbelt behind Cottonwood Grille also remains closed at this time, so crews can remove several trees at risk of falling on the pathway. Once that work is done, the path will be open again,” Shelton added.

Both the Boise Parks and Recreation Department and Boise Mayor David Bieter continue to ask residents to stay away from the Boise River and avoid using the Greenbelt because of unpredictable conditions.

The Boise Fire Department has posted a “dangerous river conditions” warning along the length of the river in the city.

Current Boise River flows exceed 8,000 cubic feet per second making conditions extremely dangerous to people and pets. Because of this winter’s deep snow pack, these conditions are expected to remain into June or beyond, experts say.