Starting July 12, crews will start construction on a project that will sealcoat 37 miles of U.S. Highway 95 near Plummer this summer.
Crews will work on four miles at a time. Given the size of the project, work will take about one month to complete. Construction will start on the north end from Worley to Mica Creek (mileposts 404 to 421) and progress south through Plummer (mileposts 378 to 398) and then through Tensed.
For two-lane sections of US-95, only one lane will be open during the day, and pilot cars will guide traffic through the work zone. For four-lane sections of US-95, drivers can expect a single-lane closure in one direction at a time. Lane closures and reduced speeds will be in effect day and night.
Sealcoating is a surface treatment that takes place during the summer months and involves applying a layer of oil and rock chips to the roadway to add traction and protect the highway surface from the elements. The process requires hot temperatures and dry weather for chips to properly adhere to the oil.
Chips placed during sealcoats have the potential to cause windshield damage, so drivers are cautioned to slow down and pay attention to reduced speeds and no-passing zones throughout the work area.
Drivers should check 511.idaho.gov before traveling to plan for impacts from this project and other work zones.