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4/22/2014

Contact:
Reed Hollinshead
ITD Office of Communication
(208) 334-8881
reed.hollinshead@itd.idaho.gov

Construction underway again on U.S. 95, Athol to Granite project

COEUR D'ALENE - Construction has resumed on the reconstruction of U.S. 95 from Athol to Granite, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The U.S. 95 work is expected to finish by October.

Crews are placing aggregate base on the remaining roadway grade constructed last fall, and will begin paving the new northbound lanes in early May as weather allows. Around the middle of May, U.S. 95 traffic will shift to the new northbound lanes so the contractor can finish work on the southbound lanes. Work on constructing the east (North Williams Lane) and west (Blair Castle) frontage roads also will be performed during this time.

Minor delays are anticipated for traffic throughout the construction season. The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph throughout the project, with flaggers available to guide traffic as necessary.

Idaho 54 also has been narrowed to two lanes, allowing for connection to the new Athol interchange ramps.

Scarsella Brothers Inc., of Kent, Wash., is the contractor on this $21 million project.

   

Questions? Visit us online at itd.idaho.gov, follow ITD on Twitter (@IdahoITD) or Facebook and check travel conditions at 511.idaho.gov or dial 5-1-1. Please slow down in highway construction zones and pay attention. Safety for drivers and workers is our highest priority.

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