City taking comments on 17th Street improvements

The city of Idaho Falls is considering several improvements along the 17th Street corridor in 2018, and is seeking public comments on the possible work.

Comments will be accepted in writing, by email or over the phone by Oct. 20.

According to a city news release, part of the project involves mill and overlay on the section of 17th Street from Holmes Avenue to Woodruff Avenue. The work would also include minor improvements to corner pedestrian ramps and storm drain inlets.

The release said the city commissioned a Road Safety Audit of 17th Street that was completed in 2016. The audit recommended the installation of median curbs to restrict left turns in and out of driveways that are close to major intersections on 17th Street.

Based on those recommendations, the city is proposing the installation of median curbs at or near the following intersections:

• 17th Street and S. Boulevard

• 17th Street and Holmes Avenue

• 17th Street and June Avenue

• 17th Street and Jennie Lee Drive

• 17th Street and St. Clair Road

• 17th Street and Woodruff Avenue

• 17th Street and Channing Way

Comments can be emailed to; sent in writing to City of Idaho Falls Engineering Division, PO Box 50220, Idaho Falls, ID 83405; or by phone to 208-612-8250.