Street Project: Downtown Core - 1st Street, "Park St. to Lake St." Phase 3B

Important Updates: 

  • Construction is expected to begin on or around May 28th2024. 
  • 1st Street will be closed from Park St to E Lake St for the duration of the project.
  • The 1st Street Parking Lot will be closed to the public for the duration of the project. 
  • Check back for updates and information on closures. 


Project Contact Information: 


Details and Scope of Project: 

Project Name2024 1st Street, Phase 3B Surface Improvements 

Federal Key Number: KN 22950 

Project Number: A022(950) 

EDA Award Number: 07-79-07929 

Prime ContractorGranite Excavation, Inc. 

Construction Budget ~ $2,400,000 

Project Funding    ~ $1,400,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant 

~ $440,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant 

~$100,000 Local Rural Highway Investment Program (LRHIP) Grant 

~ $66,000 Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant 

~ $120,000 Streets LOT 

~$260,000 Franchise Fees 

Project Overview: 

This project will fully reconstruct 1st Street from Park Street north to E Lake St (SH-55). This is the second phase of the construction activities that occurred in the summer of 2023 Specific project components include: 

  • Reconstructing the roadway section on 1st Street, 
  • Sidewalk improvements, including new streetlights and landscaping, 
  • Paving and landscaping of the 1st Street Parking Lot, 
  • EV Charging readiness in the 1st Street Parking Lot, 
  • Stormwater drainage improvements, 

Major Construction Milestones/Current Schedule (subject to change): 

  • Construction will start on or around May 28th2024 and will take approximately 104 working days. 
  • Final paving operations completed by October 4th, 2024, 
  • Substantial Completion of project October 18th, 2024, 

Follow the posted detour signs. Pedestrians and cyclists are also urged to exercise caution when navigating the affected areas.

Local businesses and residents are encouraged to plan ahead and make necessary arrangements to minimize any inconvenience caused by the road closure. 

For more information on the project, Text the word CLOSURE to 208-271-9002 to view updates and closures on your mobile phone. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this road closure and thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding during this important project.

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Updated | Public Works | 8/03/2023

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