Construction Projects

Jerome Bowen Construction will be reducing lane width on S Skyline Drive while working on Laprele Street. The location is approximately half way between W Broadway and Pancheri Drive. 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

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.


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On Monday, July 16, TMC Contractors will 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.  

New Water Line on Northgate Mile
Knife River will be installing a new water line for the City of Idaho Falls at three locations on Northgate Mile between N Holmes Avenue and Lomax Street beginning on Monday, July 2. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Barring unforeseen conditions, the project will be completed in three weeks. 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 about this project, contact Knife River at (208) 221-5404 or (208) 996-4589.

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 early 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. This will also include seal coating, and adjustment to the valves and concrete collars. 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. For questions, please call Knife River at (208) 941-8278.

Elva to Holmes and North Tourist Park Pedestrian Pathway

TMC Contractors, Inc. is in the final stages of the Elva to Holmes and North Tourist Park Pedestrian Pathway project. 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, please call TMC Contractors, Inc. at (208) 523-6600. 



Updated 7/18/18