Work on major Boise roads will close lanes

Statesman staffJuly 2, 2013 

The Idaho Transportation Department is alerting Boise drivers that work on three major roads will shut down some lanes as the agency prepares those streets for a larger project.

ITD crews are sealing cracks on Front and Myrtle streets and Broadway Avenue. Work began Monday at the south end of Broadway, but sealing was suspended for the day on Tuesday so workers could repair a guardrail damaged in an accident Tuesday morning on Interstate 84.

When work resumes Wednesday, crews will work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Two or three lanes will be closed in the five-lane sections on Front and Myrtle. During work on Broadway, there will be lane closures from Rossi Street to Front.

Work will again be suspended on July Fourth and through the weekend, then sealing will resume on Monday, July 8. ITD expects sealing to be complete by Friday, July 12.

The crack sealing is being done to prepare the roads for a coating process called microsealing. It's similar to a seal coat but is often applied in higher-traffic areas to protect and extend pavement life and provide improved vehicle traction.

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