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3/16/2012

Contact:
Bruce King
Public Information Specialist
(208) 745-5611

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Transportation Department plans 31 highway construction projects in eastern Idaho

RIGBY - The Idaho Transportation Department plans 31 highway construction projects in eastern Idaho this year (see map).

Projects will include replacing the overpass on Pancheri Drive south of Idaho Falls and the interchange on Interstate 15 west of Dubois. Crews also will resurface segments of U.S. 20, U.S. 93 and Idaho 33.

Repairing and maintaining bridges; improving intersections; installing readerboards, radio transmitters and a port-of-entry scale; finishing the Dubois rest area; and seal coating stretches of road round out the project list.

For all projects, the estimated cost of construction is $49.5 million. Work will enhance and preserve state highways, improving safety and ride for motorists.

Readerboards (dynamic message signs) and FM radio transmitters notify motorists of road conditions, traffic flow and AMBER Alerts.

Projects start once contracts are awarded, construction is arranged and weather permits.

Questions? Visit us online at itd.idaho.gov, follow ITD on Twitter (@IdahoITD) or Facebook and check travel conditions at 511.idaho.gov or dial 5-1-1. Please slow down in highway construction zones and pay attention. Safety for drivers and workers is our highest priority.

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