Crews replace crushed culvert

Viewed at night, a culvert on Idaho 55 in Boise looks more like modern art than a water passage. But the crushed center part of the culvert is problematic, not asthetic. It constricts water flow and creates a significant maintenance concern. ITD crews began replacing the culvert at the highway's intersection with Hill Road last week.

“We think the culvert was crushed during roadway compaction 12 to 15 years ago, but we just discovered it a few weeks ago during pipe investigation under the road," said D-3 Maintenance Manager Dan Bryant. Repairs were expected to take a week and cost approximately $17,000.

Published 8-10-2012