Sewer Replacements - 2014
TMC Contractors, Inc. will be removing and replacing the storm sewer pipe on Balboa Drive and Belmont Drive the remainder of the last week of August and will be working on Westmoreland Drive and N Morningside Drive the first week of September. During this time we ask that you keep extra vigilance of your children to ensure they do not play in the work area.
South Tourist Park Overlay
HK Contractors has widened and opened the approach on Yellowstone Avenue into South Tourist Park. Paving will begin on the remainder of the project September 2nd with an expected completion date of mid September.
Utah Av Roundabout Reconstruction
Utah Avenue will remain open to one lane and DePatco will be installing pavers and landscaping. The public is encouraged to reduce speeds, be aware of crews and equipment and to use alternate routes. No semi-truck traffic is permitted on Utah Avenue during construction. Access to all businesses will remain open. Completion is projected the third week of September.
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 has been scheduled for September 9th from 4:30PM-7:30PM at the Hillcrest High School cafeteria. The meeting will 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) 612-8258.
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.
Permanent Closure of Lava Street
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. Additional information about this project obtained by contacting Kent Fugal with the Idaho Falls Public Works Department at (208) 612-8258.