A 100-foot section of Mace Road that accesses Eagle Road will be permanently closed by the Idaho Transportation Department early next week.
The area of the road that is closing is the short section south of the north Boise River channel and west of the highway. That section was meant only as a temporary access route years ago as the area was being developed, according to ITD.
Pedestrians and cyclists still will be able to use the bike path and the remainder of Mace Road, which will remain open to motorists.
The closure is in accordance with the ITD’s access management philosophy, which limits the number of open accesses to routes on the state highway system because fewer access points result in fewer crashes.