Why it Matters
The rehabilitation project rebuilded a segment of heavily traveled U.S. 95 between Grangeville and Cottonwood. The existing surface had deteriorated to a point that replacement from the base was required to ensure safe, smooth travel for motorists.
U.S. 95 is Idaho’s primary north-south route and carries commercial products, agricultural products, recreational vehicles and general traffic. Improving this segment of U.S. 95 is part of the Idaho Transportation Department’s long-term investment in the major highway from the Oregon border to the Canada border.
A nine-mile segment of U.S. 95 that meets a section of concrete highway near the Cottonwood city limit, was rebuilt with a process known as CRABS – Cement Recycled Asphalt Base Stabilization. The existing surface was removed, ground to aggregate size and then reapplied to the highway as a base for a new surface. Work originally was planned for Fiscal Year 2012 but was advanced in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program with the availability of federal stimulus funds.
Advertised: Fall, 2009
Contract awarded: February 20, 2010
Contractor: Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc., Lewiston
Project Bid: $2,763,986
Estimated Construction Start: Spring, 2010
Current Project Phase: Complete
Estimated Completion: Mid-August, 2010
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