FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Last phase of Idaho 16 resurfacing into Emmett to begin next week
EMMETT - Following the paving of approaches in the middle four-mile section of highway Sunday night (July 1), work will begin on the final four-mile segment of Idaho 16, from milepost 8.25 to Substation Road in Emmett.
Work will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday night to pave approaches between milepost 4.25 and 8.25, and will be completed by Monday morning at 6 a.m.
Work will consist of repaving approaches to county roads, private roads and private approaches along the highway, from the southern end of the segment moving north. Work at each location is expected to be brief.
Portable message displays were set up Thursday morning (June 28) to give motorists advanced notice of the weekend work.
Crews have scheduled the beginning of work on the Black Canyon Canal Bridge Monday (July 2). The work will be suspended July 3-5 by contract, but will resume on Friday (July 6), with repair and resealing of the bridge deck.
During the bridge work, one lane will be shut down at all times and traffic will be controlled with temporary traffic signals. Flaggers will be directing the traffic during the morning and evening commute times, to facilitate traffic flow. The bridge work should have a duration of no more than 13 days. Paving will resume on the highway after completion of the bridge work.
Project completion is scheduled for late July.
Central Paving, of Boise, is the contractor on this $2.46 million project.
Highway construction is one of the key forces pushing Idaho toward continued economic vitality by creating jobs, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion.