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Shoshone North, Idaho 75
Shoshone North, Idaho 75 Project
Project FactsKey Number: 7699
Project Number: STP-2390(131)
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is proposing a major widening and re-alignment of Idaho75 from the city of Shoshone to Thorn Creek Road (mileposts 74-82).
Project BackgroundIn the late 1990s, ITD considered improvements to Idaho 75 north of Shoshone to Timmerman Hill to increase traffic capacity and improve safety. Engineers determined that only the first eight miles of roadway north of Shoshone needed significant improvements. The remaining 20 miles are adequate to safely handle existing traffic.
Reduced funding will extend the planning and construction schedule into multiple phases. The first phase, with construction expected to begin in 2012, will build new bridges and one lane in each direction through the proposed corridor. Funding will determine scheduling of subsequent phases which will be a four-lane divided roadway with turn bays and additional safety features. Right of way for entire build out has been acquired.
When this project is complete, the project on Idaho 75 from Shoshone to near Mammoth Cave (milepost 74-82) will:
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2012 with bridge construction to take place during the winter of 2012-13. The existing roadway will remain open to traffic throughout much of the construction project and will be demolished following completion of the new road.
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