Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Date change on work to improve a portion of Idaho 11, Jaype to Headquarters

The deep-pavement rehabilitation of a portion of Idaho 11, from the junction of Grangemont Road, near Jaype, to Headquarters is slated to begin Tuesday, June 21.

Travelers can expect road work and intermittent delays from milepost 35 to milepost 42. The highway is in relatively poor condition and has multiple soft spots needing repair.

Work to be performed consists of a cold-in-place recycle, double seal-coat pavement rehabilitation, road widening at milepost 41.66, installing new signs and guardrail, and repairing soft spots in this 7.2-mile stretch. 

When complete, the rehabilitation work should extend the life of the roadway by up to 20 years. The road was originally an unpaved dirt road in 1955 and received several seal coats during its life, followed by numerous blade patches. 

The contractor is planning to work 10-12 hours every weekday. Work will begin at 7 a.m. each day.

A one-lane closure should be expected during the construction process. Flaggers and pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zones. 

The soft-spot repair, overlay and sign replacement are expected to be complete by Aug. 2. 

Knife River Corporation is the prime contractor on the project. The cost of the project is $1.4 million.

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