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06/11/2019 - Contractors with the City of Twin Falls are actively installing rock-fall barriers and other equipment for the Canyon Springs Grade reconstruction project. The grade is temporarily closed to all pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle traffic will be reduced to one shared lane.
Signs have been posted at the top and bottom of the grade to inform pedestrians and cyclists about the closure. Temporary traffic lights have also been installed to alternate vehicle traffic on the shared lane.
The Twin Falls Police Department has received complaints of pedestrians failing to obey the closure order and continuing to walk the Canyon Springs Grade during the reconstruction project. Currently, falling rocks, narrow roadway and working heavy construction equipment have created hazardous conditions for pedestrians.
Idaho Code 49-701 requires pedestrians to obey any traffic-control devices. We would like to remind our community of the safety concerns for pedestrians on the grade and obedience of the traffic control devices prior to any enforcement efforts.