River reopens through Broadway construction zone

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 13:39:58-05

The Idaho Transportation Department has reopened the Boise River to the public at the Broadway Bridge.

“Access to this section of the Boise River was restricted for the past several weeks while crews demolished the old bridge. Now that the previous structure is removed, work is moving forward to construct the new Broadway Avenue Bridge,” said ITD spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez.

“It is important to note that the banks of the Boise River are still closed to the public in the construction zone," ITD District 3 Resident Engineer Daris Bruce explained. “Only the actual water channel of the river is now open to recreationalists.”

ITD says it may temporarily close the Boise River as construction continues through the year. Activities that would cause a temporary river closure include setting steel beams and other types of overhead work.

ITD reminds everyone that the work zone is closed to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Unauthorized persons should refrain from entering the restricted construction area.

Everyone is urged to obey posted signs and continue using the designated detour routes.