Homeowners in the Alto Via Court neighborhood have filed five tort claims against the Ada County Highway District, KIVI-TV, Channel 6, reported Wednesday.
ACHD voted on May 5 to close down Alto Via Court and part of Strata Via Way in southeast Boise due to potential landslides exacerbated by rainfall. Since then, the district has reopened nearby Strata Via Way for local access, but the damage continues to get worse in the neighborhood.
The homeowners who filed the tort claims— a prerequisite to filing a lawsuit — claim the highway district is at fault for installing a pipe that was supposed to prevent stormwater erosion. ACHD claims that the instability of the ground was caused by construction of homes in the area, KIVI reports.