8th & Bannock Improvements

Background
Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) is beginning construction to transform 8th Street between Bannock Street and State Street, furthering the vision of 8th Street as a dynamic destination within Boise’s downtown core. Construction will result in an extension of existing 8th Street features between Main Street and Bannock that make the street a desirable location for retail and restaurants while expanding accessibility for the public.

Impact and Detours
The full construction period includes six phases between early August 2020 through early January 2021. The phases will break up construction areas to expedite the process and allow for continued pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Phase 1 will begin with construction on the Westside of 8th Street between Jefferson and Bannock. August 6 and is anticipated to be completed the beginning of September.

Pedestrians: Walking and biking access will be maintained along 8th Street on the Eastside of the street with clear detour signs for pedestrians and cyclists. All work areas continue to have safety barricades and will be ADA compliant.

Drivers: Vehicle traffic along 8th Street between Jefferson and Bannock is reduced to one lane during Phase 1. On-street parking along the Eastside of 8th Street will be open and available.

Project progress and updates will occur on this page or you can follow CCDC on Facebook.

Streetscape improvements include:

  • New street trees will be added along Bannock and 8th to add atmosphere and expand the urban tree canopy network.
  • The sidewalk from Bannock to Jefferson will be expanded to accommodate future patio uses and extend the pedestrian network.
  • Protected bike lanes will be added, extending the aesthetic and ease of access to local businesses for cyclists.
  • A dedicated southbound bike lane and northbound shared lane will be added to 8th These facilities complete the bicycle corridor from the Boise River to the North End.

Contact
For project specific questions or concerns, please contact CCDC Project Manager Karl Woods.