The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) begins construction to widen State Highway 44 between State Highway 16 and Linder Road near Star and Eagle on Monday, April 25. Improvements include an additional lane in each direction, wider shoulders, and dedicated right turn lanes at major side streets.
During construction drivers should expect the speed limit lowered to 45 mph and lanes reduced in size from 12 to 11 feet wide. One lane in each direction will remain open during daytime hours throughout the project.
“The large amount of growth in the area has transformed this corridor. The work on this section of State Highway 44 is meant to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all road users,” said ITD Design and Construction Engineer Daris Bruce. “Please remember to pay attention and slow down in the work zone.”
Work is expected to wrap up in August 2022.
SH-44 is the only east-west highway that links Canyon County to Ada County north of the Boise River. It connects Caldwell, Middleton, Star, Eagle, and Garden City. Development in the area has changed this once rural corridor into a mix of residential subdivisions and businesses.
To sign up for construction updates, text 44Widening to 1-866-483-8422 or visit the project website at itdprojects.org/SH4416toLinder.