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.
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.