Temporary Closure of 8th & 9th Street for Water Line Replacement
Beginning Monday, August 13, 3H Construction will temporarily close 8th and 9th Street from S Holmes Avenue to S Higbee Avenue for the replacement of water lines. This project requires closure of the roads on this city block for approximately six weeks, barring unforeseen conditions. Detours will be marked. Residents in the area will have access to their homes and driveways. While on-street parking is not prohibited, it is not recommended during construction. However, there will be times during construction when on-street parking will not be available. The contractor will notify property owners if they find it necessary to turn off water service to homes for any reason. If water service is disrupted for more than a few hours, the contractor will provide temporary water. Please reduce speeds, obey posted traffic control signage and watch for construction crews in the vicinity.
Construction Notice: S Boulevard Storm Drain Improvements
HK Contractors will be working at the intersection of N Water Avenue and Chestnut Street today, August 8 for the S Boulevard Storm Drain Improvements project. Construction activities include the installation of water, storm, and sewer lines and the replacement of asphalt and concrete. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction. Pedestrians will have minor detours. During construction, all local residences will be accessible to pedestrian traffic only. Parking is prohibited on N Water Ave between S Boulevard and Birch St, and on Chestnut St between S Boulevard and N Water Ave. Please watch for equipment and personnel, follow all traffic signs and flaggers, and reduce speeds to posted limits. We appreciate your patience during this construction period. If you have any questions about this project, please contact HK Contractors at (208) 523-6600.
ITD Asphalt Overlay Project – Highway 26/Yellowstone Avenue
From early August through October, Depatco, Inc. will be working for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) applying an asphalt overlay on US Highway 26 from E Iona Road to W 65th S. Highway 26 is, in part, also Highway 91. The corridor is commonly referred to as Yellowstone Highway or Yellowstone Avenue and Northgate Mile. Included in the project will be the replacement of damaged curb, gutter and sidewalk. The project also calls for ADA sidewalk ramps and a new traffic signal at N Holmes Avenue and Yellowstone Avenue. All businesses along the route will be accessible. The corridor will remain open to traffic, however multiple lane and shoulder closures are necessary during construction. Please watch for equipment and workers, be courteous of other commuters, follow all traffic signs and flaggers and reduce speeds to posted limits. For questions, call DePatco, Inc. at (208) 458-4000.
Update on 17th Street Construction Project
Now that paving on 17 Street from S Holmes Avenue to Woodruff Avenue is complete, construction crews will turn their focus to the next phase of the 17 Street Improvement project. Over the next few weeks, crews will adjust manholes and water valves on the roadway, install median curb and seal coating. Final striping will occur after the seal coat, which is approximately one month from now. The median curb work at intersections will impact traffic during construction as well as the allowed movements after the improvements are completed. In 2016, the City of Idaho Falls commissioned a of 17 Street to identify improvements to one of the city’s busiest corridors. The study, recommended road safety improvements to include the installation of median curbs to restrict left turns in and out of driveways that are in close proximity to major intersections on 17 Street. Based on those recommendations, the City is installing median curbs at or near the following intersections
- 17th Street & S. Boulevard
- 17th Street & Holmes Avenue
- 17th Street & June Avenue
- 17th Street & Jennie Lee Drive
- 17th Street & St. Clair Road
- 17th Street & Woodruff Avenue
- 17th Street & Channing Way
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the community’s continued patience as we complete all of the construction projects as quickly as possible.
Intersection Closure S Boulevard and Elm Street