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Reed Hollinshead
ITD Office of Communication
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Drivers should prepare for nighttime traffic shifts this week on Idaho 44 and two overnight closures on Linder Road

EAGLE –  Drivers should expect flagging, traffic shifts and intermittent lane closures at night this week on Idaho 44 (State Street) near Linder Road, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

Access to Linder Road from Idaho 44 also will be closed overnight on Tuesday (Sept. 10) and Friday (Sept. 13) as crews repave the intersection and highway.

Linder Road from Idaho 44 heading south will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday and reopen the following morning. During this closure, drivers can access Linder Road south of Idaho 44 from Old Valley Road or Chinden Boulevard.

The north side of the Linder Road/Idaho 44 intersection will be closed overnight on Friday, and access to northbound Linder Road will reopen Saturday morning. Drivers will be able to use Floating Feather Road to access Linder Road north of Idaho 44. Detour routes will be clearly marked during these closures and access will remain open to residences and schools on Linder Road.

This work is part of ITD’s improvement project on Idaho 44 from Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane. The project is expected to be complete by early October.

Drivers are asked to slow down, exercise patience, pay attention in construction zones and be aware of the safety of construction workers. Motorists can expect delays during construction, and should plan extra time for trips and, if possible, find an alternate route.

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 continued economic vitality by creating jobs, improving safety and reducing traffic congestion.