Thursday, May 29, 2008

Get Out and Walk

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

If you needed a reason to bust out the bike this weekend, here's a big one—it's going to be nearly impossible to drive in the area of BoDo beginning Friday evening.

Thanks to the Boise Ironman competition and the public memorial for J.R. Simplot, the Boise Police Department is closing several roads over the weekend.

The first closure begins at 6 p.m. on Friday on Capitol Boulevard between Myrtle and Front streets.

This is neither a minor, nor a short inconvenience either. The road will be closed through 9 p.m. on Sunday to allow race organizers to set up a transition area for the race.

Things will get even more interesting on Sunday, when both the race and the memorial are scheduled to happen on adjoining blocks.

Myrtle and River streets will be closed from 9th Street to Capitol from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol will have a second closure on Sunday. The road will be closed from Vista Avenue—at the Boise Depot—all the way in to downtown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All streets within the BoDo district will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Electronic signs will be set up to guide drivers, and BPD will be on hand to direct traffic.

All downtown parking garages will open at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, and surface parking will be free.

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