Work is expected to begin next week on State Highway 75 north of Hailey. This is the second phase of a larger project that started in March with updates to pedestrian ramps and reconstruction of a section of the roadway near the Big Wood River Bridge.
During the coming months, crews will rehabilitate SH-75 from Cobblestone Lane to Timber Way. Changes in striping will also occur to improve the crosswalk alignment at East Fork Road and the intersection layout at SH-75 and Ohio Gulch Road/Starweather Drive. Motorists turning left from Ohio Gulch Road will have a protected acceleration lane once the striping is complete.
While work is underway, lane restrictions will be in place. Detours will also be necessary for a portion of the project.
“When work occurs between McKercher Boulevard and milepost 120, traffic will be detoured onto Buttercup Road,” explained ITD Project Manager Brock Dillé. “We anticipate this detour to begin in late April and last for approximately two weeks.”
Signs will be present to direct motorists through the work zone. Drivers are encouraged to plan for extra time when traveling through the area and watch for workers and heavy equipment entering and exiting the highway.
“We will be working to minimize impacts throughout this project and appreciate the patience of motorists as they travel through the area,” said Dillé.
Western Construction is the primary contractor on this project which is expected to be completed in May.