10 Apr St Luke’s Traffic Updates
Beginning Wednesday, April 11:
· Access to the St. Luke’s main patient/visitor parking garage at Avenue B and Bannock Street will close temporarily. Access to the patient/visitor parking garage will be via Avenue A off of Idaho Street. (Pedestrians and vehicle traffic are still allowed in front of the Boise hospital on Bannock Street. It’s just the Bannock Street access point that is closed.)
· Jefferson Street at Avenue B through 1st Street will be closed to through traffic. Local and business traffic will be allowed. This is the street directly behind the main hospital. During this time, pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the north side of Jefferson Street. After the sidewalk and pedestrian ramps are constructed on the south side of Jefferson, between Jefferson and Bannock, pedestrian traffic will be moved to that side of Jefferson, and sidewalks will be constructed along the north side of Jefferson Street.
· These closures, which will last several weeks, will allow crews to make progress on the cycle track and do work for other projects, including electrical boring for the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion.
Thursday night, April 12, and at other scattered times through about April 17:
· In order to install storm drain into Bannock off of Avenue B, this work will be done overnight on April 12/April 13. Flaggers will help move traffic through the area.
· Crews will be doing water, sewer and storm drain work in the Jefferson and Bannock area. Please expect traffic to be slower moving in these areas.
By the end of this week:
· 1st Street between Idaho and Bannock, under the Anderson Center parking garage, should be reopened.
· The 1st Street closure between Jefferson and State will likely be in place for several more weeks.
· Traffic is still primarily westbound only on State Street between 1st and 3rd streets and will remain that way for several more weeks.
· Both MSTI driveways have been reopened, and crews have made significant progress on concrete work on Idaho Street. After the Avenue B/Bannock work is complete, however, crews will need to close off access to Avenue A off Idaho Street to finish up some key details in that area. The Avenue A parking spaces will still be available, but access will be from Bannock Street at that time.
Below is a rendering of the proposed new downtown Boise hospital and the surrounding neighborhood.