Friday, July 13

Messenger Index, serving Gem County Weekend work expected for Idaho 16 Emmett paving project EMMETT - Crews will work this weekend on the Idaho 16 resurfacing project, resulting in traffic delays for drivers in the area, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning (July 14), crews will haul and place materials needed to build gravel pads used in the construction of new guardrail end sections. The work will be done by 4 p.m. Traffic can expect minor delays and will be controlled by flaggers. On Sunday night (June 15), paving is slated to begin at 7 p.m. and continue through until 6 a.m. Monday morning. Public and private approaches will be paved Monday or Tuesday during the daytime. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Starting Monday (July 16), work will continue to complete repair of the bridge deck expansion joints on the Black Canyon Irrigation Canal Bridge. Installation of new asphalt curbs and new guardrail will also start in this last phase of the project, which is expected to finish by the end of the month. Placement of new permanent pavement markings and installation of new guardrail will follow and roadway delineators will be installed when materials arrive from the manufacturer. Work will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and will be controlled by flaggers and pilot cars. Central Paving Co., of Boise, is the contractor on this $2.5 million project.

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