Sand Creek Byway construction to continue through winter

Work will continue on the Sand Creek Byway project in Sandpoint through the winter. The new route should open to traffic in the spring or early summer, months earlier than initially expected.

Crews will complete work on a number of safety features that must be in place before allowing traffic onto the roadway. This includes signing and the end treatments, or impact attenuators, connected to the structure.

Crews will also be completing work on the pedestrian/bike trail and the east end of the Cedar Street Bridge. During this construction, a large crane will be placed in the southbound lanes of the main roadway. 

Landscaping and irrigation will also be completed next year after the spring thaw. However, these activities will have only minor impacts on traffic.

The contractor for this $98 million project is Parsons RCI, of Sumner, Wash. The project was originally scheduled for four construction seasons, with a completion date of fall 2012.

Published 12-9-2011