Boise & Garden City

Another lane closes Friday on Myrtle Street near Broadway Bridge

The Idaho Transportation Department announced Thursday it will close an additional lane on Myrtle Street between the Discovery Center and Ferguson Street on Friday

The lane closure is part of the construction project for the new Broadway Avenue Bridge over the Boise River. The lane is being closed to provide more room for crews to work at the intersection of Myrtle and Broadway, ITD said in a news release.

Crews will install a new traffic signal and temporarily remove the concrete pedestrian islands at the intersection. The islands will be replaced later this year as part of improving Broadway Avenue, ITD reports.

“The restricted construction areas are active and hazardous sites. The perimeter fence is there to keep everyone safe and out of the work zone,” said ITD District 3 Resident Engineer Daris Bruce. “We are working with local law enforcement. Citations may be given to any person that is trespassing through the work zone.”

When complete, the new Broadway Bridge will include more lanes for traffic, wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes and improved access to the Greenbelt.