RIVER PARKWAY PATCHING
The Street Division will be temporarily closing River Parkway to make some repairs to the road surface. The closure will begin Monday, August 15th in the afternoon and should take two or three days to complete. The construction will include the path from Driftwood Inn to Land Bank Bridge. Once the asphalt is cured, the road will reopen for through traffic.
17th STREET WATER SERVICE REPLACEMENTS
Knife River Corporation is working on a water service line replacement project on 17th Street, between S. Holmes Avenue and St. Clair Road. The project includes replacing water service lines, curb, gutter, sidewalk and pavement patching. Crews intend to work between the hours of 5 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some nights and weekends as necessary. The project is expected to be completed by mid-September. The work will require Knife River Corporation to reduce travel lanes to one in each direction. Motorists should use caution, watch for equipment and workers, follow all traffic signs and flaggers, and reduce speeds to posted limits. For questions or concerns, call Public Works at (208) 612-8250.
GRANDVIEW DRIVE FROM SKYLINE DRIVE TO SATURN AVENUE
Knife River Corporation has begun the reconstruction and widening of Grandview Drive from Skyline Drive to Saturn Avenue and will run through November of 2016. The speed limit will be reduced to 25 MPH, and lane closures will be implemented around the work zone throughout construction. This federally-funded project will provide roadway improvements including the reconstruction of the roadway, widening of Grandview Drive to five lanes, a 12ft wide shared use pathway on the south side of the roadway, and a sidewalk on the north side of the roadway between Skyline Drive and Saturn Avenue. Phased construction activities will consist of a storm drain infiltration system, soil retaining walls, street utilities and paving on the north side of the road. Traffic will then be shifted to accommodate work on the south side of the road. During all construction activities, watch for equipment and workers, follow all traffic signs and flaggers, and reduce speeds to posted limits. For questions, call Public Works at (208) 612-8250.
EAST SIDE RIVER WALK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Thompson Paving has closed the east side river walk, along Riverside Drive from “E” Street to Vissing Circle, to pedestrian traffic for pathway reconstruction. Pathway users are encouraged to follow the detours mapped out through the end of September. The impacts to traffic along Riverside Drive include lane and shoulder closures. Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to follow the pedestrian route shown on the Detour Map.
CHIP SEAL PROJECT:
On Friday, August 19th, TMC Contractors, Inc. will be chip sealing Balboa Street from 25th Street to the south end, Coronado Circle from Coronado Street to the end, and Claremont Lane from Sunnybrook Lane to Laguna Drive. See attached map showing the targeted streets in pink. The fog coating will begin on all streets on the 26th of August. TMC Contractors apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates the community’s patience and cooperation. For questions and project timelines, call TMC Contractors, Inc. (208) 529-9895.
SOUTH HOLMES AVENUE WATERLINE REPLACEMENT
On Monday, June 13, HK Contactors, Inc. began working on the waterline replacement project on South Holmes Avenue from 1st Street to Cleveland Street. The project includes replacement of water, storm and sewer systems; curb, gutter and utility crossings; sidewalk repair at the utility crossings; base gravel; and asphalt paving. Full road closures are anticipated from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., with work potentially being done on Sundays as well, during which time the businesses within the construction zone on Holmes Avenue will be accessible from side streets. Barring unforeseen conditions, the anticipated project duration is four months. Please watch for equipment and workers, follow all traffic signs and flaggers, and reduce speeds to posted limits.We appreciate your patience during this construction period. For questions, contact HK Contractors at (208) 523-6600 or the City of Idaho Falls Public Works Department at (208) 612-8250.
DOWNTOWN FIRE STATION
Construction of the N. Park Avenue fire station is in progress.Safety precautions will require the closure of the sidewalk on the east side of the street and the alley running parallel to D and E Street between N Park Avenue and N Shoup Avenue. Sidewalk users will be required to cross to the west side of the street, using the crosswalks at the intersections of Park Avenue and E Street or D Street. Alley access will be prohibited for the duration of the project. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution, reduce speeds and comply with all traffic signs. Barring unforeseen conditions, the total estimated project duration, including demolition and construction, is one year. The city would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation during this busy construction time.