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Posted on: June 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Paving Begins on Canyon Springs Grade; Drivers Should Expect Delays

Canyon Springs Grade

Contractors with the City of Twin Falls will begin paving the Canyon Springs Grade, which will create traffic delays beginning Monday, June 22 through Tuesday, June 23.

The paving work will mark the end of the three-year project to mitigate rock fall and resurface the roadway to make it safer for pedestrians and vehicles. During the paving work, the grade will be reduced to one lane for vehicle traffic while the other lane is being resurfaced.

A pilot car and flaggers will direct vehicle traffic. Drivers should follow all posted traffic signs and signals, and watch for flaggers and the pilot car for directions. 

Drivers should expect delays of up to 30 minutes during the paving work. Due to the width of the paving equipment and the narrow roadway, large vehicles such as RVs, buses, and fifth-wheel trailers should avoid the grade.

The first phase of the Canyon Springs Grade Project was completed in October 2019, when contractors scaled the rock wall and added mesh containment barricades. During the second phase, contractors have been building drainage and will resurface the roadway that was damaged during construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and first phase of the project. Contractors also reconstructed the roadway from the top of the grade to just past the second hairpin to add curb, gutter and a borrow ditch to facility better drainage.

Questions about the Canyon Springs Grade Project should be directed to Troy Vitek, Assistant City Engineer, at 208-735-7256 or by email.

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