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BOISE -- Construction is scheduled to start Tuesday to replace a bumpy section of the Greenbelt on the north side of the Boise River from Riverside Park, west to Fairview Avenue.

A 12-foot-wide asphalt path near the north end of the trestle bridge will be replaced with about one-quarter of a mile of more durable concrete.

The project also includes a new 8-foot-wide concrete pedestrian pathway under the bridge.

"The new stretch of pathway under the trestle bridge will not only improve the surface quality but also visual sight lines through this section of Greenbelt," said Kelly Burrows, development coordinator.

The project is expected to take take about two months to complete and costs around $200,000.

During construction, this stretch of the Greenbelt and the Garden Street access via the trestle bridge will be closed to the public.

Pedestrians are urged to follow a signed detour via Shoreline Drive to Fairview Avenue.

Bicyclists and pedestrians seeking to access the Greenbelt from the Bench on the south side of the river can follow a suggested detour from Garden Street via Irving and Houston Road to Americana Boulevard.

For a map of both detour options, please see detour map.

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