RIGBY – Work zones will be necessary for routine roadbed sampling of several state highways in eastern Idaho on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting Monday (Aug. 7).
Beginning in the Idaho Falls area and then moving to other parts of the region, a contractor from Boise will bore holes in the roadway as close as every mile apart to determine the depth and quality of asphalt. The project is scheduled for completion Aug. 16.
Technicians will take samples of the pavement and then patch the holes left behind. Each stop takes approximately 10 minutes.
Travel will be reduced to one lane in each direction on four-lane highways and to one lane on two-lane routes, with signs or flaggers directing traffic through the work zones.
Motorists should expect brief delays.
The speed limit may be reduced along some stretches.
The project is part of certain road studies occasionally conducted by ITD to analyze pavement.
Drivers should watch for maintenance workers and equipment, and obey all traffic signs.