Work is expected to restart next Friday (July 15) on a highway rehabilitation project in Lincoln County. Approximately six miles of U.S. Highway 93/U.S. Highway 26 from Marley Road to Jim Byrne Slough (milepost 177.5-182.8) will undergo construction to improve both the safety and driving experience for motorists in the area.
“Earlier this year, before water was flowing in the irrigation system, crews replaced irrigation structures along the roadway,” said ITD Project Manager Tom Logan. “Upcoming work will address the surface of the roadway.”
Construction this month will start with the removal of rock knobs along the highway in three areas south of Richfield.
“Removal of rock will even out the hilly profile of the roadway,” Logan explained. “This will increase sight distance for motorists and improve safety.”
While this earthwork occurs, traffic will be reduced to a single lane. Temporary traffic signals will be in place and motorists should anticipate 4-5 minute delays when traveling through the area.
The last phase of construction will involve milling and repaving the existing surface of the highway. During that portion of work, pilot cars and flaggers will be present to direct motorists during working hours – Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Western Construction is the primary contractor on this project that is expected to be complete late summer.