Construction Projects

Downtown Junction Box Replacement

Idaho Falls Power has contracted with HK Contractors to replace 20 concrete street light junction boxes in the downtown area the middle of next week with an anticipated completion time of four weeks. The crews will be replacing the junction boxes that contain the conduit used for the lighting system between Capital Avenue & Yellowstone Avenue and Constitution Way & Broadway.  The project will not affect businesses in the area and no power outages are anticipated. No road closures are planned.  Traffic flow to intersections and roads downtown will only be slighty impeded with minor congestion in the areas of crews are working. Junction box replacement map.

 

Landbank St Bridge Deck Replacement

Work started on February 3rd, 2014 on the Landbank St Bridge Deck Replacement on the west side of the Snake River, south of US 20.. The major portion of the construction is complete but the Contractor wiill be completing minor cleanup and punch list items.  The road is now open to all traffic and normal access has been restored to all businesses and the boat docks..

Additional information about this project obtained by contacting Kent Fugal with the Idaho Falls Public Works Department at (208) 612-8258.

 

Future Pancheri Drive Improvements

Future Project Link

 

Permanent Closure of Lava Street

Lava Street Construction Notification

 

Pancheri Dr Bridge over the East Lateral Canal

Work started in early November on the Pancheri Drive canal bridge over the East Lateral Canal immediately west of Eagle Rock Junior High. The estimated construction completion is spring of 2014.

The project involves removing and replacing the existing structure with a wider bridge that will accommodate additional traffic lanes and pedestrian crossings on both sides of the roadway. This bridge work is being completed in advance of roadway widening that is anticipated for the upcoming construction season.

Throughout the project, two lanes of travel will be accommodated. The contractor, Cannon Builders, has completed the new south portion of the structure and traffic will be routed over it starting January 22nd, 2014. The existing bridge will now be removed and the rest of the new structure conctructed on the north half of the roadway.

Additional information about this project obtained by contacting Kent Fugal with the Idaho Falls Public Works Department at (208) 612-8258.

 

D Street Underpass Construction Project

The Idaho Falls Public Works Department began construction on the long awaited D Street Underpass project the week of March 25th, 2013.  As a result, D Street is closed between Yellowstone Ave. and Eastern Ave. and will remain closed for the duration of the project which is expected to last until approximately June 2014.  Elm St, Ash St, and S Boulevard are the primary recommended detour routes during this time as all efforts are being made to minimize the impact to traffic. Despite this, drivers should expect short delays and drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Birch Street and Eastern Avenue are open for local traffic only.  We are asking motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid this area until construction is complete.

Additional information about this project obtained by contacting Kent Fugal with the Idaho Falls Public Works Department at (208) 612-8258.