Pavement resurfacing to begin next week on US-93 in Twin Falls

Photo of Blue Lakes and Fillmore Intersection in Twin Falls

Pavement resurfacing on U.S. Highway 93 (Blue Lakes Boulevard) from the Perrine Bridge to Pole Line Road in Twin Falls is scheduled to begin the week of June 6.

The project includes resurfacing and reconstructing pavement, upgrading pedestrian ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and replacing the traffic signal at the intersection of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Fillmore Street/Bridgeview Boulevard.

Until construction is complete in mid-summer, the following impacts can be expected:

  • Work will occur overnight from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. to reduce impacts and congestion during commute hours for residents, businesses, and motorists.
  • During night work, lane reductions will be in place. All lanes will be open during daytime hours.
  • Business access will be maintained but may be briefly limited when equipment moves in front of an intersection or driveway.
  • Construction will be noisy due to operating equipment and back-up alarms.

To learn more about the project and sign up for construction updates, please visit itdprojects.org/us-93improvements.

As part of Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” initiative, the 2021 Idaho Legislature dedicated $126 million of one-time funds from Idaho’s budget surplus to transportation projects statewide. The funds were split 60/40 between ITD and local jurisdictions. Construction on this project is paid for with ITD’s portion of the funds that will accelerate projects to replace bridges, restore pavements, and improve mobility in communities across Idaho.

 

 

 

First of two US-93 pavement rehabilitation projects to begin next week in Twin Falls

Image of US-93/Pole Line Road in Twin Falls

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will resurface two sections of U.S. Highway 93 through Twin Falls this spring and summer.

Work is expected to begin the week of March 21 on Pole Line Road from Grandview Drive to Blue Lakes Boulevard to maintain the roadway, provide better traction and enhance safety for motorists.

Construction involves grinding the top layer of existing concrete, while placing small grooves in the pavement to improve traction on surfaces that have become slick over time from heavy traffic and winter weather.

During construction:

  • Work will occur overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to reduce impacts and congestion during commute hours for residents, businesses, and motorists.
  • During night work, lane reductions will be in place. All lanes will be open during daytime hours.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained but may be briefly limited when equipment moves in front of an intersection or driveway.
  • Construction will be noisy, including equipment and back up alarms.

This project is expected to be completed in May.

Upon completion of the first project, crews will proceed with rehabilitating and reconstructing the pavement on Blue Lakes Boulevard from the Perrine Bridge to Pole Line Road. Other improvements will include Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to pedestrian ramps and replacement of the traffic signal at the intersection of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Fillmore Street/Bridgeview Boulevard.

ITD will host an open house and online meeting in May to share more information about the second project.

To learn more about each project and sign up for construction updates, please visit itdprojects.org/projects/us-93improvements.

As part of Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” initiative, the 2021 Idaho Legislature dedicated $126 million of one-time funds from Idaho’s budget surplus to transportation projects statewide. The funds were split 60/40 between ITD and local jurisdictions. Construction on the Blue Lakes project is paid for with ITD’s portion of the funds that will accelerate projects to replace bridges, restore pavements, and improve mobility in communities across Idaho.

Perrine Bridge inspection to begin this week near Twin Falls

Image of the Perrine Bridge near Twin Falls

Dependent on weather, crews are expected to begin a week-long inspection of the Perrine Bridge starting Friday, January 7. During the inspection, crews will walk the arch, use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and deploy ITD’s under-bridge inspection truck (UBIT) along the bridge deck.

Short duration (15 minute) single lane closures will occur each day in the left northbound lane to allow workers to access and exit the lower half of the structure. Traffic will also be reduced to one lane in either direction Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 while crew members utilize the inspection truck.

Work with the UBIT will occur during non-peak hours to help lessen traffic congestion through the area and is expected to follow the below schedule:

– Northbound Right Lane Closure: Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
– Southbound Right Lane Closure: Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drivers may consider using an alternate route between the hours listed above.

In addition to traffic impacts, base jumping may be subject to restrictions during portions of the inspection. ITD will provide personnel to coordinate with inspection crews and jumpers during regulated periods.

“The Perrine Bridge is a vital structure in the region and serves as a connector for thousands of motorists each day,” said ITD Bridge Inspector Amy Bower. “Inspections and routine maintenance projects play an important role in ensuring the bridge’s longevity for many years to come.”

Drivers are urged to exercise caution and patience near the work zone and watch for crew members and equipment. ITD appreciates the cooperation of those driving through the area.