Canyon County

Road improvements headed to Nampa’s 12th Avenue this month

The Idaho Transportation Department plans to start resurfacing work and other projects along a stretch of the road — also Idaho Highway 45 — as early as Monday, according to a Friday announcement.

Also planned: a new high-intensity crosswalk signal near Nampa High School, and overhauls of about 138 curb ramps to make them comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The $4.7 million project will be done by Idaho Sand and Gravel of Nampa.

The project is broken into four chunks, steadily moving north into Nampa. First up will be the stretch from Deer Flat Road to Locust Lane, then from Locust to Greenhurst Road. Workers will then move to Greenhurst Road to 14th Street South, and the last piece of the project will run from 14th to 3rd Street South.

Curb work will happen first, except for during the first phase, which just involves resurfacing. The actual resurfacing will be done at night, at which point lane restrictions will be in place. Drivers should also expect occasional lane closures during the day.

The work is expected to last through late summer.