On May 4, a six-week project will begin in earnest on a pavement rehabilitation project for the State Street and Glenwood legs of Idaho 44. It may impact your daily commute, lunch travels or errands, so we wanted to send this notice out.
Work was originally planned to start this month but has been rescheduled to begin in early May. The change in schedule is due to recent wet, cold weather.
You may have noticed the presence of orange barrels on Glenwood Street, north of Riverside Drive. Crews are replacing a deteriorated gutter across a parking lot access. This work is being done in advance of the resurfacing project to minimize impacts to motorists.
Once resurfacing is under way, crews will work an extremely aggressive schedule, including overnight and weekend shifts. This “get-in, get-out”approach is intended to shorten the length of construction and reduce the inconvenience to nearby residents and businesses.
For residents in the area, at times this will result in significant overnight noise. You may hear jack hammering as crews raise manhole covers and feel vibrations as special rollers compact new pavement. The transportation department will do everything possible to minimize impacts to residents. The good news is, this project will significantly extend the life of the roadway and result in a smoother ride.
During construction, two lanes will remain open in each direction during peak commuter hours (5:30-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:00 p.m. weekdays). At all other times during construction, at least one lane in each direction will remain open.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 334-8005.