Idaho Power’s project to stabilize a section of the road into the park is expected to last until Dec. 8. Visitors should use caution as access is limited to one lane during construction.
One-lane traffic and possible delays driving into Twin Falls Park could last until Dec. 8 while an Idaho Power contractor performs stabilization work on the road.
A 100-foot section of the road into the park is experiencing settling because of water flowing beneath the road bed. Contractors will install a drainage system to prevent further damage. Work has taken longer than expected and is now projected to be completed by Dec. 8.
Drivers should use caution when driving past the construction site and be aware of heavy equipment moving in the area.
The gate to the park will be closed between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Twin Falls Park is owned and maintained by Idaho Power as part of its federal license to operate the Twin Falls Power Plant. The 10-acre day-use area is located a few miles upstream of Shoshone Falls. Facilities include ADA accessible restrooms, picnic tables, a covered shelter, garbage service, boat launch with docks and a viewpoint with interpretive information.
The Twin Falls hydroelectric power plant was built in 1935 and updated in 1995 with a diversion structure and two powerhouses. The plant has the capacity to generate up to 52,897 kilowatts of electricity depending on water conditions.
About Idaho Power Company:
Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve approximately 542,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
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