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Idaho Embarks on a Summer-long Project to Maintain Seven Treasure Valley Bridges

Matt Ball on June 20, 2016 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects

BOISE– Starting next week, the Idaho Transportation Department will initiate a summer-long project to maintain seven bridges across the Treasure Valley, funded through new user fees.

Five of the bridges are located on Interstate 84 between Boise and Nampa, and two are on Idaho 44 in Garden City and Eagle. This maintenance work will preserve mobility by extending the life of each structure.

On Monday (June 20), crews will begin surveying and preparing each bridge for maintenance construction. The following week, work will begin on resurfacing the bridge decks and conducting other routine maintenance. The project is expected to wrap up by early September.

“The initial survey work is expected to take about a week and should not have an impact on drivers,” said District 3 Project Engineer Dana Weiss.“Once maintenance construction begins, there will be nighttime lane restrictions, flagging, speed limit reductions and other traffic impacts at each bridge throughout the summer.”

Over the next week, drivers can expect to see construction crews and heavy equipment at the seven bridges, which are located at:
• I-84 Vista Ave. Interchange
• I-84 Orchard St. Interchange
• I-84 Garrity Blvd. Interchange
• I-84 Robinson Rd. Overpass
• I-84 Black Cat Rd. Overpass
• Dry Creek Bridge (on Idaho 44 west of Eagle Rd.)
• Glenwood St. Bridge (on Idaho 44 over the Boise River)

Click here for a map of the bridge locations and more details about traffic impacts.

To stay informed about ITD’s summer bridge-maintenance project visit www.itd.idaho.gov/D3BridgeRepair.

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