Sgt Luke’s Updates

Sgt Luke’s Updates

Below are updates from various construction projects near the St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center. As construction ramps up for the summer, St. Luke’s will communicate regular updates to neighbors and community stakeholders. Please share these updates with your networks, neighbors and friends. Please also reach out if you know someone or an organization that would like to receive these updates. Thank you!

  1. Bishop Foote relocation: The guest house is temporarily parked on Jefferson Street, between Ave. B and 1st Street. The house was expected to move this weekend, however, due to several community events, ACHD requested the house to move on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. The attachment shows the route and closures of the house move. Flaggers and signs will be in place to help drivers navigate the area.
    1. A Shipping and Receiving building will be built on the former lot of the Bishop Foote Guest House.
  2. 2nd and Bannock: Idaho Power is installing a vault below ground, closing this intersection. Work is expected to be completed this weekend. Idaho Power will also install a vault in the intersection of 2nd and Jefferson soon (specific dates have not been determined).
  3. Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion: Much of the construction work on this new facility is completed, as crews focus on the interior. The pavilion is expected to be open in September.
  4. 2nd Street: Between State and Jefferson has been reopened after a brief closure for a crane assembly earlier this week. The crane was successfully assembled.
  5. Central Plant and Parking Garage: Crews expect to start pouring concrete in late May/early June for the new structure being built on the block between State and Jefferson, and 1st and 2nd streets.
  6. Bannock Corridor: Construction on the redesigned ‘shared space’ is underway and expected to be complete by August.
    1. Presentations and open houses with Toole Design Group of Seattle, the expert designers of the Bannock Corridor, have been rescheduled for May 30-31. More details will be shared soon.
    2. The construction fence that is currently surrounding the Bannock Corridor will be extended east into the Ave. A and Bannock intersection. This will occur early during the week of May 13.
    3. Vehicles will still be able to access the Emergency Department via Bannock from Ave. B, or through Idaho Street and Ave. A, and then through the parking garage.
    4. The east-west pedestrian route through the Bannock Corridor will remain open.
  7. Jefferson and Ave. C: Central Paving expects to pour concrete soon and reopen these roads by late May.
  8. Robbins roundabout: Read about this project on the City of Boise’s website.
Daniel Mediate, MS

Manager, Content/Communications

Community Engagement

St. Luke’s Health System

(  208-381-2092
+  mediated@slhs.org