Idaho 78, New Bridge at Scorpion Creek
Key number: 12378
This is a project to place a bridge over Scorpion Creek on Idaho 78 in Owyhee County.
The new concrete slab bridge will replace three corrugated-metal culverts that run under the roadway at milepost 23.
One culvert is completely plugged. The other two culverts are more than halfway filled with sediment from the creek.
Water runs over the highway at that location during periods of high water, creating a safety hazard. The new bridge,
about six miles northwest of Murphy, will accommodate higher water levels. The roadway elevation also will be raised about two feet.
The roadway approaches will be reconstructed to match the new height and the wider bridge.
This five-month project started in early April, and should finish by late October(2013).
One lane of traffic will be maintained across the bridge during construction, controlled by a temporary traffic signal.
Flaggers will be used when needed. No night or weekend work is anticipated but is not prohibited, if necessary, to finish the project on time.
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