The Capitol City Development Commission has closed down the two blocks of 8th Street it owns between Main and Bannock Streets.
The popular “restaurant row” area is being used for staging crews and materials for a sewer line upgrade downtown. 8th Street is being used to limit impacts to traffic on 9th Street and Capitol Blvd.
Cyclists, pedestrians and delivery trucks can still use 8th - but regular traffic is off-limits.
Work is expected to wrap up on February 13th.
Separately, large white “X” markings have been spray painted on some trees along 8th. These trees have been determined to have reached the “end of their life” and will soon be removed.
“This is common practice that Community Forestry uses all over the City. Those trees will be replaced by CCDC during the 8th Street Project,” CCDC Property Manager Ben Houpt said
CCDC is planning a number of changes and improvements to 8th Street and connecting alleys on the Idaho to Bannock block as the upcoming termination of the original urban renewal district approaches.
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