Pipe work to close a section of Chinden Blvd.
An 80-foot-long leaking pipe under West Chinden Boulevard (U.S. 20/26) will be replaced on Sunday, March 10), requiring a road closure between Star Road and Can-Ada Road, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
The closure will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Traffic will be detoured via Can-Ada, McMillan and Star roads.
The pipe replacement must take place prior to irrigation season and the introduction of significant water flows. The bottom is rusted out of the existing pipe,” said ITD spokesman Reed Hollinshead.
“Replacement of the 18-inch-wide corrugated metal pipe will require crews to cut out the section of road, pull out the damaged pipe, replace it, compact the material around the pipe, then repave the roadway over the top,” he added.
The pipe itself will cost about $1,000, and the asphalt and roadway base material about $2,500. The work will be done by ITD maintenance staff.
(photo: courtesy Idaho Transportation Department)