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Road construction season: Another project will slow that trip to McCall

Starting next week, you can expect delays when driving on Highway 55 between Donnelly and McCall. Crews with the Idaho Transportation Department will work to repair potholes, cracks, and making other improvements to the 10-mile stretch of road.

Highway 55 will be reduced to one lane with pilot cars escorting drivers Monday through Thursday. The speed limit will also be reduced and delays are expected to be 15 minutes. ITD Crews will tackle the 10-mile stretch in three-mile chunks starting from Donnelly and working toward McCall.

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All lanes will be open Friday through Sunday. Construction is scheduled to be complete in September.

ITD said the project will extend the life of the roadway and make for smoother driving.

Courtesy ITD

It’s one of several road projects on the two main links between Boise and McCall that could make for slower trips to and from the Treasure Valley and Payette Lake region. Work to widen the road at Smiths Ferry on Highway 55 continues with closures on weekdays.

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Over on Highway 95, crews will replace the Pine Creek Bridge, and the Little Salmon Bridge.

“We’ve designed these projects to limit impacts to the traveling public, especially the during heavy weekend travel periods,” IT Engineering Manager Jason Brinkman said.  “However, we still encourage motorists to plan ahead, exercise patience, pay attention, and follow the posted signs in the work zones.”

Gretchen Parsons - BoiseDev managing editor
Gretchen Parsons is BoiseDev's managing editor. Contact her at [email protected].

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