At this point in the year, everyone in construction is crossing their fingers that the snow doesn’t start to fly and the temperatures stay warm, but it will be a battle to the end.
While several small projects have dotted the highways of District 4 this summer, it is the major reconstructions that have received the most attention, including the reconstruction of Interstate 84 between Twin Falls and Jerome, U.S. 26/Idaho 46 intersection and Main Street in Gooding, and U.S. 30 through downtown Buhl.
Two off-system projects have consumed the majority of time of the Twin Falls Residency, however — phase two of the City of Rocks Back County Byway and Yale Road.
been staying busy with those two,” Twin Falls Resident Engineer
Kimbol Allen said.
A lot of things need to happen to put the finishing touches on that project.
“Yale Road has had quite a few problems with utilities, survey issues and other things not expected,” Allen said. “But paving begins (this) week and if we get a couple weeks of good weather we should be done by December.”
Allen also said with a hand-full of winter construction already started, the District 4 residencies won’t be done with the 2007 season for a while.
Current projects include a rehab to the Ridgeway Road I- 84 overpass, new traffic signal in Twin Falls and U.S. 26 junction with Avonmore Road.