The project, which includes three new play waves, terraced seating, river hazard removal and a slalom course, will be completed by 2019 thanks to $3.5 million from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.
At the center of objections to CuMo's exploration project is the Grimes Creek watershed. According to the Idaho Conservation League, the proposed hydrological impact of exploration in the Boise National Forest doesn't pass the smell test. If CuMo decides to pursue the right to mine the area, it could set in motion an environmental catastrophe.
ITD expects replacing the 50-year-old Broadway Bridge should take around nine months and cost approximately $20.2 million. The new span will have six vehicle lanes, new bike lanes better access to the Boise Greenbelt and 10-foot-wide sidewalks.