Streetscape Improvements on 6th Street

Background
As a frequently used corridor to access several of downtown Boise’s cultural amenities, upgrading 6th street to meet the downtown streetscape standards and creating a safe, convenient route for all modes of transportation was the catalyst for this project. This streetscape improvement will link recent improvements in Old Boise with other improvements in the LIV District, filling in a linkage in the pedestrian network.

In a collaborative approach, CCDC’s general contractor Guho Corp., is working with general contractors of Home2 Suites Hotel and Parking Garage and the general contractor for the Vanguard Apartments to limit disruption and increase safety during construction to the greatest extent possible.

Impact
CCDC Streetscape improvements for 6th Street will occur in three phases. Phase Two is now complete, with Phase Three beginning on April 27, 2020 and running through Mid-June. Phase 3 includes construction on a new intersection at 6th and Grove Street for increased pedestrian safety.

Pedestrians: Walking and biking access will be maintained along 6th Street through the third phase of construction, with clear detour signs for pedestrians and cyclists. All work areas continue to have safety barricades and will be ADA compliant.

Drivers: Beginning Monday, April 27, vehicle traffic along 6th Street between Main and Front is closed until mid-June. Additionally, the Basque Block will be accessible by foot traffic.

Streetscape improvements include:

  • Enhanced pedestrian safety at cross walks
  • New street lights
  • New concrete and brick sidewalks
  • Installation of trees and “Silva cells” to prolong the lifetime of the urban tree canopy
  • Improved gutters and drainage
  • New bike racks
  • New street furnishings, including seating.

Project Completion
The final phase of the 6th Street Streetscape Improvement project is anticipated to begin on April 27, 2020. Phase 3 will include an enhanced intersection at 6th and Grove Streets. Vehicle traffic should take alternative routes from April 27 through mid-June.

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

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