Why it Matters
This project provides a bypass option for traffic traveling past Twin Falls, separating through traffic (particularly commercial traffic) from local motorists using Twin Falls as a destination.
The Twin Falls Alternate Route is a two-lane, limited-access road. The new road is wider and follows a different alignment than the current road. The project also includes construction of a four-lane steel-girder bridge over Rock Creek Canyon.
The Twin Falls Alternate Route Stage 2 began west of Twin Falls, and resulted in a wider and realigned route. The project connects with Stage I and continue west along Pole Line Road to 2400 East Road then south to the U.S. 93/U.S. 30 junction.
The first stage of the Twin Falls Alternate Route from Blue Lakes Boulevard to Grandview Drive was completed in 2006. The route will be seal coated in summer 2012.
The completed first stage begins in a rural section just west of Grandview Drive and consists of four lanes (two travel lanes in each direction) with a depressed median ending just west of Washington Street. From just west of Washington Street to the end of the project at Blue Lakes Boulevard, the route includes six lanes (three travel lanes in each direction) with a raised, landscaped median.
Advertised: June 29, 2009
Bids opened: July 28, 2009
Contractor: W.W. Clyde & Co., Springville, Utah [bid results]
Contract awarded: August 21, 2009
Construction Start: September 28, 2009
Current Project Phase: Complete
Completion Date: February 2011
Project News Releases
News Release: December 3, 2010 | July 12, 2010 | November 23, 2009 | September 21, 2009 | September 14, 2009 | September 11, 2009 | July 29, 2009
Project Materials: Video - U.S. 93, Groundbreaking Ceremony