COEUR d'ALENE - Motorists can expect intermittent delays on U.S. 2 because of excavation work on the Dover Bridge replacement project beginning Monday (Sept. 21), the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
Traffic in both directions on U.S. 2 will be stopped for up to 30 minutes once each day Monday through Friday from approximately 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stopping traffic is necessary for the safety of the traveling public. This portion of the excavation work will be completed by Oct. 15.
The narrow, restricted bridge over railroad tracks will be replaced with a five-lane structure, 72-feet wide, and 1,200 feet long. The $21.6 million project is funded with federal stimulus money and is projected to sustain or create approximately 400 jobs.
ITD and the Idaho State Police caution motorists to slow down and pay attention when driving in work zones, where increased speeding fines and other penalties apply. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and dial 5-1-1 or visit 511.idaho.gov for information on the state highway or interstate system.