Signal cabinets to be replaced in Soda Springs next week

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Beginning Monday, September 18, and continuing through Thursday, September 21, the Idaho Transportation Department will replace old signal cabinets in Soda Springs. The cabinets control the operation of the lights and are more than 30 years old.

Cabinets will be replaced at the following intersections:

  • Hooper Avenue and Third East Street
  • Second South Street (U.S. Highway 30) and Third East Street
  • Second South Street (US-30) and Main Street.

Replacements are expected to take one day per signal, during which signal heads will be covered and stop signs placed to guide motorists. Stop signs will not be used on US-30 to keep highway traffic flowing.

When complete the signals will operate very similar to before, but a flashing yellow arrow will be available to allow drivers to make additional left turns. The flashing arrow indicates motorists turning left should yield to oncoming traffic until it is safe to turn.

Travelers are reminded to know before they go and check or the 511 app for traffic impacts.