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Proposed project would mean $1.3M in improvements for East Boise Greenbelt

Big water, cool cliffs, narrow path and other unique features of eastern Greenbelt

Here are the highlights and perils of a bike ride along the eastern Boise River Greenbelt, the only extended stretch that was dry and open when the river was high and this video was made in April 2017.
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Here are the highlights and perils of a bike ride along the eastern Boise River Greenbelt, the only extended stretch that was dry and open when the river was high and this video was made in April 2017.

Ada County’s Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution that would mean about $1.3 million in improvements for a section of the Greenbelt pathway in southeast Boise, according to a public hearing notice.

The project would use $1,329,125 in forgone taxes to widen and smooth 1.65 miles of pathway between Shakespeare Way and Diversion Dam, officials said. If the resolution is approved, construction could start as early as October.

The section of the Greenbelt in question is bordered by the Penitentiary Canal on one side and a steep embankment on the other. City officials earlier in the year told the Statesman that they hoped to pass a project to widen the narrow path and make it safer for users.

The board is asking for public opinion on Tuesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the Public Hearing Room of the Ada County Courthouse.

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