Construction Projects

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 17th Street from S Holmes Avenue to Woodruff Avenue is complete, construction crews will turn their focus to the next phase of the 17th 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 Road Safety Audit of 17th 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 17th Street. Based on those recommendations, the City is installing median curbs at or near the following intersections: (click on intersections for images)

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

Knife River has the intersection of S Boulevard and Elm Street closed for approximately one month. The new roundabout project requires a full closure to expedite and facilitate work that cannot be completed with traffic in the work zone. We understand this will be an inconvenience to those who frequently use the intersection. Access to the Common Cents store will remain in place for vehicles approaching on S Boulevard from both the north and the south. The YMCA and other businesses in the area will also be accessible.  Community members should plan to use alternate routes for other travel needs in the area. We appreciate the community’s patience as we work toward the completion of this important project.  We look forward to the improved travel for both vehicles and pedestrians that this project will provide upon completion. For questions about this project, call Knife River at (208) 523-8282.  

 

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Street Overlays - 2018
DePatco, Inc. is applying an asphalt overlay on the following residential streets. In order to expedite the project, street access will be limited to local traffic and emergency vehicles. On-street parking will be prohibited. The public is advised to move all vehicles off the streets to avoid towing.

Adell Avenue

Northview Avenue

Pedersen Street

Avalon Street

Robb Street

7th Street

Bandon Drive

Troy Avenue

Jennie Lee Drive

Brentwood Drive

Troy Circle

Oak Street

Brentwood Circle

Brookcliff Drive

Chaffin Lane

Call Avenue

Dickson Avenue

Glennbrier Street

Camrose Street

E Dickson Circle

Hollipark Drive

Cypress Avenue

W Dickson Circle

Huckleberry Street

Darah Street

Westcliff Drive

Jones Street

Dickson Avenue

Westcliff Circle

Norvin Avenue

Enell Street

Bombardier Avenue

Wintergreen Avenue

Margette Way

Enterprise Street

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work as safely and quickly as possible to improve neighborhood streets.

For questions about this project, please call DePatco at (208) 458-4000.

Lincoln and Hitt roundabout courtesy posting for Bonneville County
Motorists are encouraged to be aware, slow down and plan accordingly for Bonneville County’s full closure of the 25th East (Hitt Road) & Lincoln Road intersection. The closure is to accommodate Bonneville County’s Lincoln Road widening improvement project. It will impact traffic flow and intersections in Idaho Falls, particularly the intersections along Woodruff Avenue.

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Laprele Street land reduction begins Monday, July 23
Jerome Bowen Construction has reduced lane width on S Skyline Drive while working on Laprele Street. The location is approximately half way between W Broadway and Pancheri Drive. The contractor should be paving Thursday, July 26 and the conditions should be restored to normal by mid August . Please reduce speeds, obey posted traffic control signage and watch for construction crews throughout the work zone. For questions, please call Mark McNabb at (208) 251-3015.

Extensive Construction on S Boulevard this Summer

The City of Idaho Falls has a busy schedule for construction activities on S Boulevard this summer. Four separate projects are planned over the next couple of months. These include the Elm St/S Boulevard roundabout and the S Boulevard Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) lights, storm drain improvements and seal coating. 

ROUNDABOUT

Currently, Knife River has resumed construction on the S Boulevard roundabout. The contractor will remove infrastructure in advance of the roundabout construction. Motorists should expect lane restrictions and short delays. Access to the Common Cents convenience store, other businesses and the YMCA will be preserved throughout the construction. The anticipated completion time is September. The work on the roundabout project actually began in May 2018 with a new storm drain between Elm Street and A Street. The work was then suspended until after the Independence Day holiday.

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RRFB LIGHT INSTALLATION

Pedestrian safety is the primary focus on the S Boulevard RRFB light installation. The contractor, DL Beck will make the improvements on S Boulevard at Birch Street and 9th Street. The curbs will be extended to minimize the crosswalk distance. Pushbutton-activated strobe-like lights will be installed to provide active warning to motorists of crossing pedestrians. This project will begin on Tuesday, July 17 and continue through September.

STORM DRAINAGE

The S Boulevard storm drain improvements will include storm drainage and other improvements on S Boulevard between 2nd Street and 4th Street, between 13th Street and 14th Street and at Hartert Drive. Motorists should expect lane restrictions at each of these locations. The improvements at 13th Street include some work west of S Boulevard to reconfigure how Maple Street and 13th Street intersect S Boulevard. Those improvements are designed to improve the safety and efficiency of that intersection area. Work will begin within the next two weeks. The contractor on this project is HK Contractors.

SEAL COAT

S Boulevard will also receive an improved surface as part of this year’s seal coating. This will extend from Northgate Mile/US Hwy 20/N Yellowstone Avenue to Sunnyside Road. TMC Contractors anticipates having the work completed by mid- to late-August.  

RE-STRIPING

Following the seal coat, the final step in the process is re-striping the roadway. This will include a center turn lane and one lane each direction throughout the entire length of S Boulevard, with additional lanes near the 17th Street intersection.

Please reduce speeds, obey posted traffic control signage and watch for construction crews throughout the work zones. We appreciate the community’s continued patience as we complete all of the construction projects this summer.


E 25th Street Improvement
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On Monday, July 16, TMC Contractors began construction on 25th Street in Idaho Falls. Traffic will be diverted to one side of the center island between Bengal Avenue and St. Clair Avenue. Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM for this phase of the project. Barring unforeseen conditions, the anticipated completion time is October 1, 2018. The improvements  include curb and gutter, sidewalk, and street milling with a final overlay. Please reduce speeds, obey posted traffic control signage and watch for construction crews throughout the work zone. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we complete construction as quickly as possible. For questions or concerns about this project, contact TMC Contractors at (208) 243-1616.  

E Anderson Street Water Line Replacement
On Monday, June 18, TMC Contractors began construction on a water line on E Anderson between N Holmes and Northgate Mile/N Yellowstone Highway (aka US Highway 26). Expect lane reductions but at least one lane each direction open at all times and the left turn lanes will remain open. The construction should be complete by mid August. Please reduce speeds, obey posted traffic control signage and watch for construction crews throughout the work zone. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we complete construction as quickly as possible. For questions or concerns, contact TMC Contractors, Inc. at (208) 243-1616.

17th Street Construction Project – Holmes to Woodruff
Construction on 17th Street – Holmes Avenue to Woodruff Avenue – began Monday, June 18.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  All local businesses in the area will be accessible during construction, barring unforeseen conditions. The projected duration of the construction is three months. Milling and paving is the current phase focus which will be conducted during the night hours to avoid high traffic volumes. The current activities are focused on the center curb installation. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM on weekdays, and all day on Sundays.Pedestrian detours will be set up during different work phases to promote safety, in addition to expediting the project schedule. Please reduce speeds, obey posted traffic control signage and watch for construction crews throughout the work zone. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we complete construction as quickly as possible. For questions or concerns, contact HK Contractors, Inc. at (208) 523-6600.

Sunnyside truck traffic increase
The Heritage Park project will have a high volume of truck traffic at the southern end of Snake River Landing this summer. From I-15 to the Snake River, earth removal will require dump trucks to utilize the route frequently. Be aware of the hazards of matter behind the trucks and keep back at least 30 feet when following a truck. Be aware of slower moving vehicles and watch speeds. Please be courteous of other motorists. Barring unforeseen conditions, this increase in activity will continue until approximately mid May.

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Elm Street and S Boulevard Intersection

Knife River has resumed construction on the Elm St and South Boulevard intersection. Please expect occasional delays and watch for equipment and workers, be courteous of other commuters, follow all traffic signs and flaggers, and reduce speeds to posted limits. There is a full intersection closure from August 1 through August 31, 2018. For questions, please call Knife River at (208) 941-8278.

Updated 8/8/18