Contractors will install the Twin Falls Archway over Shoshone Street during the evening hours on Monday, April 27. The archway will be lowered by crane onto the supporting columns, and will require a full closure of Shoshone Street to ensure the safety of workers.
Lytle Signs will begin hoisting the archway onto the columns at 6 p.m. Monday, and is expecting to work through the night to set the archway and reopen Shoshone Street by 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 28.
Drivers should detour around the project area on Shoshone Street between Sixth Avenue East and Fourth Avenue East. The area will be closed through the night and drivers should follow all posted traffic signs and signals.
The Twin Falls Canal Company is constructing the foundation with materials donated by STARR Corp. Lytle Signs is building the archway that is based on citizen-suggested designs to the Twin Falls Archway Committee. The $324,636 community-project was also largely funded by donations and in-kind contributions from businesses and citizens of Twin Falls.
The 30-foot tall and 113-foot long archway will be constructed of steel and will include an electronic message board, which will display messages from Twin Falls County and the City of Twin Falls. The archway design will resemble the Perrine Bridge spanning the Snake River Canyon.