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U.S. 95 overlay projects to delay traffic at Ferdinand, White Bird summit through Sept. 5

Overlay projects started Monday at locations south of Grangeville and north of Ferdinand on U.S. Highway 95 that are expected to be completed Sept. 5.

For the duration, motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes at these projects as the roadway will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic.

Work will be conducted by Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc., of Post Falls on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Both projects are being managed in one $2.1 million contract.

On the White Bird Hill overlay project, mileposts 231 to 234, crews will repair and replace guardrail, blade highway shoulders, repair cracks and apply a nearly two-inch-deep asphalt mix.

Through Ferdinand from milepost 264 to 267 (end of concrete to Lawyers Creek), work consists of replacing concrete guardrail, repairing highway subgrade, milling the pavement surface for smoothness, repairing cracks, grading shoulders and applying a nearly two-inch-deep asphalt mix.

ITD reminds drivers to slow down and watch for workers in construction areas.


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