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Reed Hollinshead
ITD Office of Communication
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Traffic alterations planned for Idaho 44-Linder Road in January

EAGLE – The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) continues to work on the first phase of improvements at the Idaho 44/Linder Road intersection.

Beginning at night on Wednesday, Jan. 2, crews will shift westbound traffic on Idaho 44 between Park Lane to just east of the Shady Acres Gas Station. The new traffic pattern will remain through the spring of 2013. The change will provide a safe work zone for crews as they extend the bridge over the Middleton Mill Canal.   

Crews will prepare for the traffic alteration between 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, and 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, by restriping the highway and adding concrete barriers on the north side of Idaho 44 in the work zone.

Drivers should expect intermittent delays in the westbound lane near the Park Lane intersection. One lane will remain open in each direction.

The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph.

ITD asks travelers to plan ahead during construction, pay attention to driving and signs in construction zones and help ensure safety for workers in the construction zone.

In August, Central Paving Inc. and Horrocks Engineers were selected as the design-build team for this project. The estimated cost of the project is $10 million to $12 million.

From January through next fall, the Idaho 44/Linder Road intersection will be rebuilt and Idaho 44 will be repaved and widened to five lanes. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

The Idaho Transportation Department is responsible for all highways on the State Highway System – interstates, state highways and U.S. routes. All other roads are under the jurisdiction of the local, city or county entity.