FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPDATE: Connector project delayed until July 29
BOISE - The beginning of a preventative maintenance project on about five miles of the Connector (I-184) in Boise has been delayed until Sunday (July 29), but the expected completion date has not changed and remains late September. The work was originally expected to begin today (Monday, July 23).
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From the Flying Wye to 13th Street, crews will re-seal joints and grind off the concrete surface to increase skid resistance.
“Crews will adhere to an overnight (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) schedule, working Sunday through Thursday nights in order to minimize traffic interference,” said Amanda LaMott, ITD project manager.
Nearly 57,000 vehicles use the Connector each day.
Work will not be allowed on the nights of Boise State University home football games.
Weekend work is not expected but is not prohibited if necessary.
At least one lane will be maintained during the work, with the speed limit reduced to 45 mph in the construction zone.
A temporary closure of the ramps will be necessary for the contractor to properly grind and re-seal in those areas.
Penhall Corporation, of Anaheim, Calif., is the contractor on this $919, 000 project.
Highway construction is one of the key forces pushing Idaho toward continued economic vitality by creating jobs, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion.