Highway improvement projects planned in D-4
It’s an old joke: In Idaho we have four seasons – winter, winter, winter and construction. It’s about time for that fourth season.
District 4 is prepared to complete bridge maintenance, repairs and deck rehabilitation to 34 bridges in the Magic Val-ley. With more than half of these bridge projects taking place along Interstate 84, there will be minimal lane closures and negative impact to local drivers.
However, much attention will be on a project to resurface the driving surface of the Perrine Bridge that will reduce the roadway to two lanes for nearly a month. The project also will address pedestrian railing and several other bridge maintenance items.
Bridge projects also will take place at I-84 in both Burley and Jerome.
Roadway maintenance and preservation will be a common sight this summer with a handful of resurfacing projects and nearly 150 miles of chip seals or micro-seal coats by the end of the year.
The seal coat sections will include portions of U.S. 93 near Twin Falls and will complete 2011 projects between Hailey and Ketchum, north of Galena Summit and on I-84 in eastern Cassia County.
Much attention will be paid to a pair of major construction projects in southern Twin Falls County and north from Shoshone. The project to rehabilitate U.S. 93 for about 13 miles from milepost 5.5 to near milepost 18 north of Rogerson will slow traffic most of the summer.
But traffic on Idaho 75 for about eight miles north of Shoshone will have an easier time as two lanes will remain open during the construction project. There also are sign upgrades, striping and a new signal on Idaho 25 at Tiger Drive in Jerome.