Highway 55 road work begins Monday between McCall and New Meadows

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 19:51:31-04

If you're headed up to the Long Valley in the weeks ahead, expect driving around the area to take a little longer than usual.

Highway 55 will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Monday, July 16, between McCall and New Meadows. Crews will be resurfacing the highway, hoping to improve safety on the road.

The work is expected to last until Fall. Officials are asking the public to slow down when driving through the area to keep everyone working on the project as safe as possible.

"This will be a tight construction zone, and we are asking for drivers' patience during the work week. Please slow down in the work zone and pay close attention to signage, as crews will be working close to traffic," said ITD Project Manager Jim Hoffecker.  

Crews will work from midnight to noon  Monday through Friday in an effort to reduce traffic headaches.

All lanes will be open on weekends.