The Idaho Transportation Department will hold a public workshop on the Broadway bridge replacement project from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Washington Group Plaza, 720 Park Blvd., in the Central Plaza Training Room.
Broadway Avenue is part of U.S. 20/26, which is under ITD’s jurisdiction. The bridge, originally built in 1892 and replaced in 1956, is deteriorated and is too narrow for the high volume of cars, pedestrians and bicyclists that travel over it each day, particularly during events at Boise State University. An average of about 24,500 cars travel across the bridge daily, according to ITD.
ITD will hold two additional public workshops March and April.
The transportation department will use comments gathered at the workshops to develop a range of design options for the project. Design options will be presented during a public open house this summer.
“The goal is to design a safe structure that will accommodate future traffic conditions, as well as serve pedestrians and bicyclists,” said Wade Christiansen, ITD’s project manager.