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Traffic alert on Broadway Avenue and Myrtle

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 11:54:48-04

BOISE – Crews will begin setting girders for the new Broadway Bridge in Boise on Thursday, March. 17th and that may affect your commute.  

The Idaho Transportation Department says to expect traffic control and flagging on Broadway Avenue and Myrtle Street to accommodate the oversize loads delivering the steel girders. Intermittent rolling slowdowns also will occur on I-84 in east Boise and on the connector.

ITD says work will continue through mid-April. Work on the girders will occur during the day, and neighbors can expect to hear higher than normal noise volumes from heavy equipment.

In all, 30 steel girders are being placed to support the deck of the new Broadway Bridge. From end to end, the girders measure about 422 feet long.

Catch the Broadway Bridge construction on ITD’s 24/7 work zone camera here

ITD reminds drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to leave early, know your route and plan extra time for travel. You can sign up for ITD’s Broadway Bridge construction email updates by texting BROADWAYBRIDGE to 22828 and learn more at www.itd.idaho.gov/broadwaybridge/.