Construction Projects

 

 

Sewer Replacements - 2014

TMC Contractors, Inc. has completed paving of most of the streets with Royal Avenue targeted for the week of September 15th. The entire project is projected to be completed by the end of September. 

 

South Tourist Park Overlay

HK Contractors has widened and opened the approach on Yellowstone Avenue into South Tourist Park. The park will be closed to the public beginning September 27th for approximately one week in order to complete paving.

 

Utah Avenue Roundabout Reconstruction

Work is complete, aside from some minor cleanup.

 

Permanent Closure of Lava Street

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 official closure has been targeted for the second week in October.

Lava Street Construction Notification

 

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

Beginning mid-September, TMC Contractors, Inc. will install storm drain line, water line, and replace curb & gutter on Lee Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets. The project is expected to take approximately one month with a projected completion around the middle of October. 

Lee Avenue Road Closure

 

Alley Sewer Pipe Bursting between 7th & 8th from Holmes to Tiger

On Monday, Sept. 15th, TMC Contractors, Inc. will be installing a new sewer line and manholes in the alley from Tiger Avenue to S. Holmes Avenue.  The alley and Cranmer Avenue will be closed. Please set out your garbage to the front of your house for pick up during this construction period. We anticipate completion mid October. 

 

Hemmert Temporary Road Closure

The Street Department will close Hemmert Road to through traffic at the railroad tracks for improvements beginning September 29th for approximately 3 days. 

 

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.