Wednesday, July 11, 2012

City to alter John Adams Parkway, considering speed limit increase

The city of Idaho Falls plans to begin work soon on converting John Adams Parkway from four to three lanes, and is considering raising the speed limit from 25 to 30 miles per hour. The roadway will be restriped with a center two-way left turn lane, one lane eastbound, one lane westbound, bicycle lanes and on-street parking (where roadway width permits).

In order to accommodate the change, on-street parking will be removed between Holbrook Drive and Delbert Drive with minor exceptions.

Two separate roadway projects are scheduled. Starting July 15, the first involves a pavement seal coat that will be placed between Holmes Avenue and John Adams Court. The second, in August, will involve a pavement overlay of John Adams Parkway between Woodruff Avenue and Croft Drive.

If you have questions, contact the city engineering office at 612-8250 or click http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/public-works/engineering/john-adams-restriping.html or http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov. For PDF images and maps of this and other project, go to http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/public-works/