The Idaho Center Reconstruction project is nearly complete. The city expects to reopen the newly reconstructed roadway on Friday, June 23.
Full rebuild of Idaho Center Boulevard from the College of Western Idaho campus to Cherry Lane. Improvements include shoulder widening to enhance pedestrian safety, new asphalt surfacing, new domestic water and pressurized irrigation lines and minor intersection improvements at Cherry Lane and Idaho Center Boulevard.
Construction started April 13 and barring unforeseen circumstances should be complete by late June.
The intersection of Idaho Center Boulevard and Cherry Lane was closed beginning Tuesday, May 2nd to install new water and irrigation lines. Motorists are being detoured to Ustick Road to the north and Birch Lane to the south. The closure will now last approximately three weeks. The additional closure will allow the contractor to complete boring at the intersection now - rather than closing the intersection a second time in a few weeks.
For the duration of the project motorists should plan to use alternate routes while crews work to improve the roadway. Signage will warn motorists of the closure. Local residents will continue to have access to their property.