Demolition of Bank of Commerce Parking Lot
HK Contractors will begin demolition work on the Bank of Commerce parking lot on Yellowstone Hwy on Wednesday, Oct. 1st. The southbound west lane from A Street to the W. Broadway intersection will be temporarily closed during demolition and construction activities. The project should be complete by mid-October.
South Tourist Park Overlay
HK Contractors has completed improvements and the park is now open to the public.
Permanent Closure of Lava Street
On Monday, Oct. 6th, Lava Street will be officially closed to vehicular traffic. The street department will remove the asphalt up to the railroad tracks. New curb, gutter, sidewalk and fencing will be installed on the Yellowstone side of the tracks. In an effort to minimize the number of railroad crossings and increase safety to the traveling public, the city of Idaho Falls and Union Pacific Railroad agreed to permanently close the vehicular railroad crossing at Lava Street. The agreement for the closure was included in the existing D Street Underpass Railroad Agreement which was approved by the city in December of 2012.
D Street Underpass Construction Project
The D Street Underpass is open to traffic following a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 28th at 8:30AM. Several items of work are still ongoing that should not adversely impact traffic. The city would like to remind the public that the vehicular railroad crossing at Lava Street will be permanently closed following the completion of the D Street underpass to minimize the number of railroad crossings and increase safety to the traveling public. This agreement between the city of Idaho Falls and Union Pacific Railroad was included in the existing D Street Underpass Agreement approved by the city in December of 2012. We would also like to announce that the new ADA compliant pedestrian railroad crossing at B Street and Yellowstone Avenue is now open.
Lee Avenue Storm Drain Construction
TMC Contractors, Inc. has substantially completed the installation of storm drains, water lines, and curb & gutter on Lee Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets. The contractor will finish landscaping by the end of October.
Alley Sewer Pipe Bursting between 7th & 8th from Holmes to Tiger
TMC Contractors, Inc. has substantially completed a new sewer line and manholes in the alley from Tiger Avenue to S. Holmes Avenue. The contractor will finish landscaping by the end of October.
Future S 25th East (Hitt Road) Project
The City Idaho Falls, in conjunction with the City of Ammon, has begun design of S 25th East (Hitt Road) widening south of Sunnyside Road to E 49th South (Township Road). The proposed design will take into consideration anticipated future traffic and include improvements to the intersection of S 25th East and Sunnyside Road. Design activities are anticipated to be completed by October 31st, 2014. The actual construction extent and details have not been fully determined, but will likely involve improvements to the intersection of S 25th East and Sunnyside Road and include widening S 25th East to five-lanes for approximately one-half mile south of Sunnyside Road. Construction is anticipated to commence in the spring of 2015 with power line relocation to be scheduled prior the road work.
Click to view the slideshow presentation from the Hitt Road Expansion Project Public Meeting on Sept. 9.
For additional questions, contact Public Works at (208) 612-8250. Additional information will be posted as it comes available on this website page.
Future Pancheri Drive Improvements
Bids were opened on August 5th and HK Contractors was the apparent low bidder. Construction is expected to begin in June, 2015 after the school year has ended.