Orchard bridge maintenance work ends ahead of schedule

Bridge maintenance on Orchard Street over Interstate 184, the Connector, will end 11 days ahead of schedule, the Idaho Transportation Department announced Tuesday.

All lanes of Orchard Street between Bond and Irving streets, including the Connector entrance, will be open for the Wednesday morning commute.

“Thanks to careful coordination and scheduling, we can avoid nearly two weeks of additional traffic impacts,” said project manager Dana Weiss. “We appreciate drivers’ patience during the work on this bridge.”

Work began in mid-April to repair and resurface the Orchard Street Bridge. The work will protect the bridge from water damage and extend its overall lifespan by up to 20 years. Braun-Jensen, Inc., of Payette is the contractor for this $1.4 million project.

ITD will maintain nine other bridges along the I-184 Connector and I-84 this spring and summer. Work on the other bridges will begin in June. To receive email notices about traffic impacts during bridge maintenance, email comments@itd.idaho.gov or call (208) 334-8005.