Construction Projects


Update on S Boulevard Construction north of 17th Street
We are approaching the final stages of the construction project on S Boulevard. The contractor has completed the seal coat and paving. The striping will change to allow for a center turn lane throughout this section.  The addition of a center turn lane will improve the efficiency of traffic flow while providing a separation between opposing lanes of traffic and a lane for emergency vehicles. It will also improve pedestrian crossing safety by requiring pedestrians to cross only three lanes of traffic rather than four. The roundabout at S Boulevard and Elm Street is also almost complete. Crews are currently working on the curbing, gutter, sidewalks and pavers. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the community’s continued patience as we complete all of the construction projects as quickly as possible.

Temporary Closure of 9th Street for Water Line Replacement

 
8th Street is open for traffic and 3H Construction is working on 9th Street from S Holmes Avenue to S Higbee Avenue for the replacement of water lines. The work requires closure of the roads on this city block until late October, barring unforeseen conditions. Detours are 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.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. If you have any questions about this project, please call 3H Construction at (208) 589-7713.

ITD Asphalt Overlay Project – Highway 26/Yellowstone Avenue courtesy posting
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.

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

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Updated 10/15/18