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Robbins Roundabout Construction

Red indicates roundabout construction area - Robbins Roundabout construction, affecting Fort Street, Washington Street, Robbins Road, 2nd and 3rd Streets.

To improve traffic flow between Boise’s east side and the downtown area, a master plan for the Fort Boise / St. Luke's Planning Area included the construction of two roundabouts along Fort Street. The first roundabout—located at Fort Street, Reserve Street, and Avenue B—was completed in 2018. Construction of the second roundabout will begin soon.

As this could occasionally affect travel times in the area, the City of Boise aims to keep you informed about the construction timeline, detour routes and contingency plans for special events.

Starting in February, sections of Fort Street, Washington Street, Robbins Road, 2nd Street and 3rd Street could be temporarily closed to traffic. Construction teams will work to coordinate closures for the shortest durations possible, and full closures will only occur when absolutely required for the safety of the community and workers. Additionally, the #16 VA/Hyde Park bus route will continue to service the area throughout the duration of the project, routing around the construction area with little to no expected delays in service. 


Rendered image of the completed Robbins Roundabout located at the intersection of Robbins Road, Fort Street, and Washington Street

Rendering of completed construction of Robbins Roundabout

To minimize traffic disruption, detour routes for cars, bikes and pedestrians will be posted at least one week in advance and marked by signs to guide people around the construction.

In August, the new roundabout is expected to be open to all traffic. Crews, however, will be working on landscaping in the area until November. This work may affect bike and pedestrian routes.

As completion of construction is contingent upon many factors, the city will continue to provide updates about any project delays. To stay informed about unexpected delays, detours or changes in the construction schedule, follow the city on Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, the Boise Fire and Police departments have been informed about the project. In response to any potential temporary road impacts, both departments have developed action plans to maintain services to the area in the event of any emergency.

For questions or comments about this project, please contact the City of Boise using the form below.

For more information about current projects refer to the St. Luke's blog.

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Published: January 16, 2019