Idaho Transportation Department is sharing new details about plans to improve Highway 55.
That work between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge is expected to start March 8. Drivers can plan for daytime work with a 15-minute delay through March 12. Spring construction starts March 15 with full road closures during the day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
"The important thing to note is that this is all weather dependent," said Vincent Trimboli, ITD spokesperson. "If we get a major storm that comes through we'll probably shut it down, it'll go back to one lane and we won't have closures."
You can stay up to date by texting "alerts" to the number on your screen.
"We are continuing work on a 2-year safety project between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge to install guardrails, widen the roadway, install some shoulders," Trimboli said. "We are continuing work on a 2-year safety project between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge to install guardrails, widen the roadway, install some shoulders."
The project will widen shoulders, minimize roadway curves, and install guardrails. For updates, text ALERTS to 833-480-0255.