Work begins to resurface US-2 from US-95 to Montana


On May 28 the Idaho Transportation Department will begin resurfacing U.S. Highway 2 starting at its junction with U.S. Highway 95 east to the Montana state line. This project will improve safety and the drivers’ experience with a smooth new surface.

Crews will begin at the junction and work east through fall, often during both daytime and nighttime hours. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane.

Pilot cars will be utilized to guide alternating lanes of traffic through the active work zone.

Drivers should anticipate delays in travel ranging from 15 to 30 minutes, and plan accordingly.

Throughout the course of this project, crews will be grinding down the top layer of asphalt and replacing the paved surface to correct deficiencies and soft spots from US-95 to the Moyie Bridge.

East of Moyie Bridge a more comprehensive restructuring process will take place beyond milling down through the base layer of the highway to fully reconstruct the road base and driving surface. This process—known as Cement Recycled Asphalt Based Stabilization, or CRABS—is both efficient and cost effective.

“We pulverize the existing asphalt, mix in cement to help stabilize and strengthen the mixture to use as a base, and then we pave over top of that,” Project Manager Megan Koski said.

The Port of Entry station at Three Mile Junction will also be reconstructed and is expected to experience intermittent, temporary interruptions of service as the asphalt is being reconstructed at their current location. As an alternate, people may contact the Huetter Port of Entry for permits, registrations, or questions at (208) 769-1551.

Travelers are encouraged to use the Idaho 511 system for updated traffic impacts through the construction season.