TRAFFIC ALERT: Construction on ID-55 in Marsing impacts July 3 celebrations

Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 08:29:39-04

MARSING, Idaho — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is issuing a travel advisory for Idaho Highway 55 near Marsing for July 3.

Construction to rebuild ID-55 through downtown Marsing and the bridge over the Snake River will impact travel around the City of Marsing's annual July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on the highway north of the bridge and in town. No left-turns will be allowed in town during the event.

The Snake River Bridge is closed to pedestrians and bicyclists. The City of Marsing has arranged for a free shuttle service to and from the event. See the event map above for details.

ITD is encouraging those planning on attending the event to use U.S. 95 to reach Marsing. They also ask to consider carpooling to alleviate congestion as over 5,000 visitors are expected to arrive for the celebration.

You should also plan extra time for the return trip and exercise patience and kindness as you leave.

ITD reminds those who will be drinking during the event to make a plan in advance to get home safe.