Major Street Overlays - 2014
This project is nearly complete. The contractor needs to finish installing the new ADA ramps on the corners throughout the project and will start raising manholes and water valves through the new pavement this week. Expect some traffic delays duriing of the construction.
Utah Av Roundabout Reconstruction
Renovation will begin on the Utah Ave. roundabout on July 7 and will include the replacement and addition of new curb and sidewalk. Construction will not affect the central island of the roundabout, but we will be changing the roadway geometry to look more like the Memorial Drive roundabout. There will be significant delays at that location during construction. The public is encouraged to reduce speeds, be aware of crews and equipment and to use alternate routes. No semi-truck traffic will be permitted on Utah Ave. during construction. Access to all businesses will remain open, and business owners will be contacted. The anticipated completion time is two months. DePatco is the contractor on this project.
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. A public meeting will be scheduled later this summer to provide an opportunity for the public to discuss the project with the design team.
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.
Additional information will be posted as it comes available on this page on this web site. Notification of the public meeting will be posted to this site along with a press release and mailings to property owners. Should you have any questions regarding this project in advance of the public meeting please contact Idaho Falls City Engineer, Kent Fugal at (208) 612-8250.
Future Pancheri Drive Improvements
Permanent Closure of Lava Street
D Street Underpass Construction Project
The city’s public works division is pleased to announce the new completion date for the D Street underpass project of mid-August. The long-awaited construction on the D Street underpass began in March 2013. The road between Yellowstone Avenue and Eastern Avenue has been closed to traffic since that time. The original project completion date was June 2014. An unexpected derailment outside of the area in March of 2014 took Union Pacific Railroad crews off the D Street project. This, in turn, caused delays in getting railroad traffic switched over to the new structure.
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. Additional information about this project obtained by contacting Kent Fugal with the Idaho Falls Public Works Department at (208) 612-8258.