Red Cap Corner Set To Get A New Traffic Signal
Kimberly, Idaho (KMVT-TV) One major intersection in the Magic Valley will soon see a new traffic light to help reduce congestion and help limit accidents.
Red Cap Corner at the intersection of Kimberly Road and the City of Kimberly was slated to have a traffic light installed in 2023.
But due to the increasing in volume of traffic at that intersection, the City of Kimberly and the Idaho Department of Transportation have decided it was time to move this project up.
Construction on the light should start up sometime this spring of 2013 and will include not only the traffic light itself but the city is taking this opportunity to improve the intersection as growth continues to hit that portion of Eastern Twin Falls and Northern Kimberly.
- Rob Wright, Director of Kimberly Public Works Department.
"You know the community has been needing this for a long time. We've been working with ITD to get this accomplished. Currently everything we got in line, we have a master street plan and those kind of things that trying to direct the new growth to Kimberly. And obviously Twins coming towards us, were planning for our future growth going towards Twin as well."
The project is estimated to cost around $800,000 dollars and is funded 100 percent by the State.
Due to an abundance of project being undertaken by the Idaho Department of Transportation the city of Kimberly will be heading up the entire project.