Construction on Highway 55 paused for winter

Posted at 2:19 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 16:20:24-05

Those heading into central Idaho will have a little easier time for a few months. Construction on the Highway 55 Smiths Ferry project is paused for the winter season.

Both lanes of traffic are now back open. In September, crews began blasting as part of a two-year project to improve safety along that stretch. The work will widen shoulders, add guard rails and straighten a windy stretch near the Rainbow Bridge.

Work on the highway will start again in the middle of March 2021.