Road crews will flag traffic through intersections along Idaho Highway 44 in Eagle on Wednesday as they work to pave the road and install new traffic signals, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.
The construction was scheduled to last from Tuesday night to 5 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Idaho 44 - also State Street - and Linder Road. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.
Wednesday night, construction is slated between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. at the Park Lane intersection. The signals will be fully operational Wednesday during the day.
Construction will continue at the Linder and Idaho 44 intersection throughout the summer, as ITD works to widen the intersection and expand Idaho 44 to five lanes. The project is expected to be completed by fall.
Also, one lane of traffic will be closed on Interstate 84 in order to replace light bulbs on the underside of the Flying Wye bridge on Wednesday and Thursday. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day, one lane will be closed and other lanes of traffic will shift.
On Wednesday, the left lane will be closed and the right two lanes will shift. On Thursday, the right lane will close and the left two lanes will be shifted, the Idaho Transportation Department said.
ITD urged drivers to slow down and pay attention to workers as they approach the various construction zones. Because the road work will cause travel delays, motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route or allow for extra commute time.