Woodruff Avenue Reconstruction - Caribou Street to Kearney Street
TMC Contractors has delayed construction due to weather conditions and has opened Woodruff to all lanes of traffic until further notice.
The contractor is working on a full reconstruction of Woodruff Avenue between Easy Street and Caribou Street, and Garfield between Kearney Street and the canal. A larger storm pipe will be installed along with new inlets, ADA improvements at the intersections, two fire hydrant installations and some minor sidewalk, curb & gutter replacement.
On May 18th, 2015 Woodruff Avenue will be restricted to two lane traffic from Caribou Street / Easy Street Intersection to the canal north of Kearney Street. Two-lane traffic will run on the west side of the street during Phase I. Additional restrictions will be a speed limit redution to 25 MPH and left turns will be prohibited. We anticipate Phase I work to extend until the end of June.
Phase II will shift the two lane traffic to the east side of Woodruff Avenue with the same restriction. We anticipate Phase II work to extend until mid - end of July, completing the project.
Idaho Falls Public Library Parking Lot Reconstruction Project
Knife River Construction will begin reconstruction at the Idaho Falls Public Library parking lot on Wednesday. During this project, at least half of the main library parking lot will be available to patrons at all times. Initially, the Park Avenue entrance to the main parking lot will be closed with the Capital Avenue entrance remaining open. At least one of the two parking lot entrances will be open to patrons during the reconstruction project. Patrons should watch for signage as a guide to the open entrance. The drive-through book-drop on Park Avenue will also remain open as much as possible during the project. Though, an alternate after-hours book-drop may be provided during the times closure is necessary. The City of Idaho Falls appreciates the library patrons’ patience during this project, which is expected to be completed in approximately 60 days. Click here for a drawing of the project.
Road Closure - Stanley Street
Ormond Builders and HK Contractors have completed paving and opened one lane of traffic each direction on Stanley Street. Curb and gutter will be completed by the end of May.
Road Closure - Hitt Road South of Sunnyside
During the construction of 25th East (Hitt Road) Improvements 49th South (Township) to Sunnyside there will be periodic night traffic restrictions consisting of single lane closures (8:30 pm to 6:30 am) or detours (9:00 pm to 5:00 am) throughout the remainder of the project which is scheduled for completion in July. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and local business traffic within the project area. Construction activities will also require a day and night speed reduction within the project limits. Please use caution while traveling through the project. Click here for a traffic control map.
South Bel-Aire Addition Water Line Replacement
The City of Idaho Falls will begin Phase 2 to replace the water lines in the South Bel-Aire Addition. This phase will begin June 8th, 2015 and will target the area between Irving Street and Garfield Street.
Pancheri Drive Improvements
This project is currently scheduled to begin on June 8, 2015 and go through October 2015. Work in front of Eagle Rock Jr. High and Skyline High (east of the canal bridge) will be the initial focus in order to have the work complete prior to school starting this fall. Construction activities will begin on the south side of the road, however, miscellaneous utility crossings and roadway construction work will be ongoing throughout the area. Please use caution when driving thru the construction zone. Click here for more information.