If your Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) plans include travel on Idaho 55, ITD advises you to avoid the heaviest traffic by traveling outside peak travel times and/or using alternate routes.
Since 1995, ITD has assisted motorists over the longer Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday weekends at the heavily used junction of Idaho 55 and the Banks-to-Lowman Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Travelers will see message boards in that area along with flaggers to help move the traffic along smoothly on Monday (May 25) starting at 10 a.m. Flaggers will remain in place until they are not required.
An Incident Response vehicle also will be stationed at the junction.
"Congestion is heaviest in this area, as travelers from the Garden Valley area access Idaho 55," said ITD Maintenance Engineer Gary Moles. "We want everyone to have a safe and fun weekend."
All ITD projects will be suspended during the holiday and will resume Tuesday (May 26).
The transportation department offers the following tips for holiday weekend travelers: