ASHTON – Road reconstruction will begin on US-20 from Ashton Hill to Dumpground Road on Monday, June 3.
Built in the 1950’s, the section of roadway from Ashton Hill to Dumpground Road has reached the end of its design life and will be rebuilt to meet current design standards.
Traffic will be merged to the northbound lane and northbound passing lane as the southbound lane will begin construction.
Construction will occur during daytime hours Monday thru Friday. Traffic will be narrowed down to a single lane and motorists will be guided through the work zone by flaggers and a pilot car. After hours, the roadway will be open to single lane two way traffic during nights and weekends.
Northbound traffic will have a 45mph speed limit and southbound traffic will have a 25mph speed limit coming down the Ashton hill that will be enforced for the duration of the project. The project is expected to be completed in October.
ITD encourages drivers to slow down, pay attention, follow posted speed limit signs and watch for crews working in the area.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and check 511.idaho.gov for roadway information.