Aerial survey to begin this week near Twin Falls

Image of aerial survey target

The Idaho Transportation Department will begin aerial surveys this week north of Twin Falls. The surveys are preliminary work related to an upcoming study that will look further into the feasibility of a potential future Snake River crossing in the region.

Surveyors will work at several locations in the area.

Part of the work will require crews to paint ground targets on city streets. The targets will serve as reference points and provide an elevation and location to compare with all gathered survey points.

“Targets will be placed on Bridgeview Boulevard near Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cheney Drive near WinCo, and Candleridge Drive east of Eastland Drive,” explained ITD Project Manager Nathan Jerke. “The paint will not conflict with any other roadway striping and will wear off the road surface over time.”

Short-term lane closures will be in place while crews place the targets on the roadway and complete other minor tasks. No major traffic impacts are anticipated.

Weather permitting, survey work is expected to be complete within two weeks.