Public Information Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burley, Idaho 50 interchange bridge work begins soon
BURLEY – A pair of bridge resurfacing projects is set to begin this week and is expected to only have minor impacts to traffic, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
Beginning today (Wednesday, June 20), crews will begin work to resurface the bridge roadway on Idaho 50 as it crosses Interstate 84 near the Travelers Oasis in Jerome County. Work will begin at the Idaho 27 interchange in north Burley on Monday (June 25).
Half of each bridge structure will be closed while crews remove the driving surface, pour a new concrete surface, and complete other maintenance necessary for each project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at both bridges and access to the on- and off-ramps to I-84 will be maintained throughout the work.
Drivers are reminded to use caution through each work zone and to watch for workers and equipment.
Both bridge projects are under contract with Cannon Builders of Blackfoot. The Idaho 50 bridge is expected to be complete by the end of July. The Idaho 27 project is expected to be complete by the end of September.
This is part of a larger bridge-repair effort in south-central Idaho encompassing multiple bridges and two contracts totaling $3.6 million.