Second phase of reconstruction project to begin next week on ID-81 in Cassia County

ID-81 at Milepost 33.9

Work is expected to begin next week on Idaho Highway 81 between Declo and Burley. This is the second phase of a project that began in February with the replacement of box culverts and irrigation structures at various locations along the highway.

Work will resume this month with replacement of a box culvert near the intersection of ID-81 and US-30 and then transition into reconstruction of approximately five miles of roadway.

“This project will improve and extend the life expectancy of the highway,” said ITD South-central Idaho Project Manager Brock Dillé. “It will also provide a safer and more enjoyable driving experience for motorists.”

Drivers can expect reduced speeds and width restrictions throughout the work zone. Pilot cars, flaggers and temporary traffic signals will also be utilized. Motorists should anticipate lane reductions, and are encouraged to find an alternate route during construction if possible.

Western Construction Inc., of Boise, is the contractor on this project.