A new traffic signal will be installed on State Highway 75 at Ohio Gulch Road north of Hailey starting Tuesday. The signal is expected to be fully operational by January.
Crews will first prepare the site for signal pole installation with the majority of work underground. Then they will build the signal by placing the poles and mast arms.
During construction traffic will be reduced to a single lane intermittently as each corner of the intersection is worked on. Motorists will need to plan for delays during the day and are advised to slow down and watch for workers and heavy equipment along the highway.
“We are pleased to begin construction for this much-anticipated traffic signal for the city of Hailey,” District Engineer Jesse Barrus said. “It’s been a long journey to get here, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we start construction and take the needed time to ensure crews work safely while they complete the project.”
Travelers are reminded to know before they go and check 511.idaho.gov for traffic impacts.