Construction begins next week on SH-27 near Burley

Image of SH-27 north of Burley

Work on State Highway 27 is expected to begin Monday (June 13). Construction will restore the highway from the north end of Burley to Interstate 84 (milepost 22.7 – 24.1) and improve the functionality of the roadway.

“This summer, crews will reconstruct portions of the highway and resurface SH-27 throughout the project limits,” ITD Project Manager Brock Dillé said.

Work is expected to occur Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. While construction is underway, lane reductions will be in place with signs and flaggers present to direct motorists. On- and off-ramps will temporarily close at Exit 208.

“Motorists are advised to utilize Exit 201 or Exit 211 for access to Burley during ramp closures,” stated Dillé. “No more than two ramps will be closed at the same time, and closures will not exceed eight days.”

Signs will be in place on SH-27 and I-84 to notify motorists during closures. Drivers should plan extra time when traveling through the area.

“This will be the first of several upcoming projects we have planned for the region over the coming years,” explained Dillé. “This project, along with future projects in the area, will increase mobility and improve the highway for users.”

Idaho Materials and Construction is the prime contractor on this project that is expected to be complete in August.

As part of Governor Brad Little’s “Leading Idaho” initiative, the 2021 Idaho Legislature dedicated $126 million of one-time funds from Idaho’s budget surplus to transportation projects statewide. The funds were split 60/40 between ITD and local jurisdictions. Construction on this project is paid for with ITD’s portion of the funds that will accelerate projects to replace bridges, restore pavements, and improve mobility in communities across Idaho.