Knife River Corporation will begin installation of new water lines at the intersection of Grandview Drive and N Skyline Drive Sunday night, May 1 at 7:30 PM. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 6th. The entirety of the construction on this phase will be completed during the night hours only and will cease at 5:00 AM each day. The roadways will be reduced to one lane only and short detours will be in place to keep all roads accessible. Airport access will not be disrupted. Please watch for equipment and workers, follow all traffic signs and flaggers, and reduce speeds to posted limits. Please call Knife River Corporation at (208) 523-8282 with any questions.
Downtown Fire Station
Construction of the N. Park Avenue fire station will begin with the demolition of the old Heaton Chiropractic building on Thurs., April 21. In order to keep the public safe from demolition activities, the east lane of the N. Park Avenue roadway will be closed from E Street to D Street beginning at 10 a.m. on April 21 and will remain closed until April 24. Traffic will be restricted to the right lane for one block. Additional precautions include 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.
Whittier Street Water Line Project
TMC Contractors, Inc., under contract with the City of Idaho Falls. has commenced work on the Whittier Street Water Line Project. Whittier Street from Holmes Avenue to the intersection of Freeman Avenue will be closed to through traffic due to water line and street reconstruction. Alternate routes have been established. The project includes new water service installation to the homes located on the south side and right-of-way sections of Whittier Street. Temporary water service will be installed to the homes affected by the construction. No parking will be permitted on Whittier Street, from Holmes Avenue to Freeman Avenue. Parking will also not be permitted in driveways in that area as to not disturb or disconnect the temporary water service to homes. Residents have been provided with alternate parking areas in the old Elks Lodge Bowling Alley parking lot for the duration of the project. Barring unforeseen conditions, the construction project is expected to be completed in 45 days. If you have any questions, please call Greg Anderson at (208) 529-9895.