17th and Rollandet intersection advancement meeting set Wednesday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – You are invited to attend an informational assembly pertaining to foreseeable future intersection enhancements at W. 17th Street and Rollandet Street.

The assembly will be held Wednesday, June 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Maeck Education Middle at Idaho Falls Zoo, 2940 Carnival Way. For people who are not able to go to, the meeting will be recorded with a website link to the recording positioned on the residence web site of the City’s site as effectively as the Community Works’ webpage.  

The purpose of the assembly is to critique layout suggestions for the intersection as perfectly as the intersection at W 19th Street and Leslie Avenue. Idaho Falls Community Will work team will be obtainable to display the proposed design and style, get opinions on opportunity impacts of the style and reply concerns. 

In 2016, a Highway Protection Audit (RSA) was finished by an unbiased multidisciplinary staff. The RSA targeted on 17th Street, Yellowstone Freeway to Hitt Road just after citizens recognized 17th Street as a key priority for enhancements. This corridor is distinctive to other substantial quantity arterials in Idaho Falls owing to enhancement adjustments from generally housing with immediate accessibility to 17th Street on the western finish to dense commercial development on the japanese end.  

According to 2015 site visitors count info performed in the course of the audit, the big east to west arterial has 35,000 to 40,000 automobiles for each day.  Five calendar year accident heritage info for the corridor discovered 618 mishaps that were being claimed, two of which were being deadly. 

The RSA resulted in a lot of recommendations to the corridor which the City has been building considering that the completion of the audit. Some of the advancements incorporate moving power poles, introducing medians to prohibit convert movements, getting rid of signals, adding advanced signage, doing work with property homeowners to cut down obtain details, and recalculating signal timing.  

“This venture is one particular far more sizeable stage toward our purpose of generating 17th Street safer for motorists and pedestrians,” Town Engineer Kent Fugal stated.

A letter notifying all area residents and small business house owners of the assembly was mailed out by the City previous week. 

The intersection improvement undertaking is slated for design in 2022.