Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I.F. Power crews begin work on Northgate Mile

Idaho Falls Power crews will be replacing power poles and restringing overhead conductor cable along Northgate Mile over the coming weeks.

The work began Monday with replacement of a pole near the intersection of Northgate Mile and Elva Street and will continue south to Lomax Street.

Motorists are advised to take caution around the work sites. In most cases, the crews will be able to keep their vehicles off the road. On some days, though, vehicles could block a southbound lane of traffic. Signs and orange cones will be in place to alert motorists.

The work is needed to maintain the electrical infrastructure in this section of the city, some of which dates to the 1940s and '50s. The Northgate Mile project is expected to take at least a month and could continue into mid-July. Personnel will be on site daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.