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Thursday, July 30, 2009

US 95/Lincoln Way Bridge Project Starts Monday

A news release from the Idaho Transportation Department:

An Idaho Transportation Department project to resurface the U.S. 95/Lincoln Way bridge at Interstate 90 in Coeur d'Alene is set to begin Monday (Aug. 3).

Contractor's crews will resurface the roadway and bridge deck. New curb, gutter and sidewalk will be installed at the Appleway intersection. The old pavement will be removed and replaced with a new asphalt surface. A new video detection system also will be installed at the Ironwood and Appleway intersections, to replace the outdated detection loops embedded in the roadway surface.

Most of the work directly impacting traffic will be performed Monday through Friday, overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Additional work also may be performed on weekends. Motorists may experience minor delays as traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction across the bridge. Flaggers will guide traffic through the work zone area. Work is taking place at night to lessen the impact to motorists.

The contractor for this $1.2 million project is N.A. Degerstrom, of Spokane, Wash. Work is expected to be complete by mid-October.

ITD and the Idaho State Police caution motorists to slow down and pay attention when driving in work zones, where increased speeding fines and other penalties apply. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and dial 5-1-1 or visit for information on the state highway or interstate system.

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