Construction on U.S. Highway 95 in Bonners Ferry will enter a new stage next week, with paving set to begin on June 19.
For two weeks crews will pave the northbound lane between Alderson Lane and Labrosse Hill Street. Work will be done without changing impacts to traffic; one lane will be open in each direction. However, access to businesses will be temporarily restricted as crews pave in front of driveways.
Once paving is complete, traffic will be shifted onto the new northbound lane, and crews will start rebuilding the southbound lane. This marks the halfway point of the season with work set to finish by mid-October.
After the construction the highway will feature two lanes with a consistent center turn lane, wider shoulders, sidewalks and lighting.
The intersection of Pine Island and US-95 will be closed until all work is complete with traffic detoured to Mirror Lake Road and Riverside Street. In late July crews will adjust the detour to make it easier for larger agricultural equipment to travel on the detour.
Learn more about corridor construction that first began in 2018 at itdprojects.org/us95bonnersferry.