For BMPO documents and other assistance in Spanish, please email us at bmpo@bmpo.org or call (208) 612-8509.

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A public open house was held on September 11, 2013, at Sunnyside Elementary School in Idaho Falls.  Preliminary information was presented, along with three alternate roadway configurations that would meet the requirements of the project and a few options found to be infeasible prior to the meeting.

On November 13, 2013, both the BMPO Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Board reviewed the draft Sunnyside Road Access Plan, with the Policy Board voting to hold a second public open house to present Options 2A and 2B.  This final open house was held December 5, 2013 at the TRPTA building in Idaho Falls.  Comments were received from many of the attendees at the open house and also sent in during the two weeks following the meeting.

A clear majority of the respondents favored Option 2B over Option 2A.  Two comments from the meeting suggested a possible modification of Option 2B, moving the recommended signalized access to the center of the existing Sidehill Canal bridge, approximately 175′ west of the 1/16th line.  This modified spacing would place the traffic signal 2205′ (0.42 mile) east of the I-15 SB Ramps (measured center-to-center).  This change would have an effect on traffic signal coordination and vehicle progression; with a 90-second cycle length, expected progression speeds would drop from 36 mph to 33 mph.

On January 15, 2014, the Policy Board approved the Sunnyside Road Access Plan and Recommended Option 2B, with the condition that the Sidehill Canal bridge over Sunnyside Road be considered for adjustment of the traffic signal location.