August 19, 2010
Public Information Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Washington Street traffic patterns changing
TWIN FALLS - Traffic using Washington Street north of Falls Avenue will be shifted to different lanes over the next week for paving and activation of a new traffic signal at North College Road, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
Crews are currently in the process of paving, completing concrete work, and installing the North College signals and roadway lighting, which will result in alternating traffic routes. Acceleration of work between Northstar Avenue and Cheney Drive was required in the contract to complete that section of roadway prior to the beginning of the school session.
Despite the changes, traffic will continue to be limited to one lane in each direction through the work zone, which extends south to near Filer Avenue. Drivers are reminded to reduce their speed, watch for flaggers and be cautious of construction crews and equipment.
Short delays to traffic also are expected at North College Road next week (Aug. 23-29) as crews mount the mast arms of the traffic signal, set traffic detection cameras and turn on the signal.
Crews continue excavation for the roadway expansion, relocating underground utilities where needed, and constructing the storm water system through the remainder of the project limits. Construction is expected to be complete by December.
DEBCO Construction of Orofino is the contractor for the $6.5 million project sponsored by the City of Twin Falls. The federally funded project will be administered by ITD.