A new and improved section of the Boise Greenbelt is now open.

Local leaders celebrated the project's completion with a ribbon cutting this morning.

This after crews spent the last month-and-a-half working to widen the more than 1-mile section between Warm Springs Golf Course and East Parkcenter Bridge.

The improvements on the more than 30-year-old section also include a new centerline to separate directions of travel and no more cracks on the surface.

"Hope users get out there and enjoy it," said Ada County Parks and Waterways Director Scott Koberg. "Fall's probably my favorite time to go out on the Greenbelt. The leaves are changing, the air's fresh, the river's a little more talkative because the water just running lower across the rocks. You know, the wildlife is abundant out there so get out an enjoy the new pathway."

Koberg says the improved section officially opened to the public a few days ago, making the project three weeks ahead of schedule.