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2/13/2013

Contact:
Reed Hollinshead
Public Information Specialist
(208) 334-8881

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nighttime lane restrictions next three weeks on Idaho 44 for Linder-to-Ballantyne reconstruction

EAGLE – Traffic will be restricted at night on Idaho 44 from W. State Street to just east of the Idaho 44/Linder Road intersection beginning Sunday (Feb. 17). The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be replacing irrigation pipes under the roadway.

This work is part of the department’s Idaho 44 improvement project from Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane. Over the next several months, crews will be rebuilding the Idaho 44/Linder Road intersection and widening Idaho 44 to five lanes. Construction is expected to be completed by this fall.

Flaggers will direct traffic through the construction zone from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at various times during the night. Restrictions will be in place Sunday through Thursday for each of the next three weeks. During the day, construction will be limited to the shoulder and side of the roadway and will not restrict traffic.

Drivers are reminded to slow down, pay attention in construction zones and be aware of the safety of construction workers. Motorists can expect delays during construction. Plan extra time for trips and, if possible, find an alternate route. Your patience is appreciated as ITD works on these improvements.

For more information about this project visit www.itd.idaho.gov and click on "Projects" at the top of the screen. On the Projects page, click on "Southwest Idaho" on the right-side menu, then scroll down to the header “Projects Under Construction/Beginning Soon” and click on State & Linder Design-Build.

To receive construction updates, send your email address to comments@itd.idaho.gov.

 

Highway construction is one of the key forces pushing Idaho toward full economic recovery by creating jobs, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion.

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