Utility work will require single-lane closures during the day on Highway 95 at Kathleen Avenue next Monday and Tuesday. After that, crews will start constructing turn lanes on select side streets, starting at Neider Avenue and working north to Miles Avenue until construction is complete in October.

Utilities will be moved ahead of turn lane construction, and work to meet new ADA standards will be timed with the addition of turn lanes. The contractor may work on up to three intersections at a time.

Extension of Wilbur Avenue will take place until early June, though the new portion won't be open until a signal is installed late this summer.

Later this season, the signals at Kathleen, Wilbur and Miles will be installed, and the Canfield signal will be removed and replaced with a curbed median.

At times the bike path may be closed with a detour posted to Government Way, and those needing assistance to cross intersections under construction may call (208) 771-8569 or (208) 661-9191 anytime between the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Most work will take place during the day, though some nighttime work is planned when constructing improvements near drive-throughs or working on signals.

No weekend work is expected at this time.

Staff are working with contractors on finishing procurement of materials, but given possible impacts of COVID-19 to the construction industry, schedules could shift.

ITD is committed to seeing this project completed to improve the safety and the capacity of US-95.

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