Road work on U.S. 26 east of Gooding begins Friday

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SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – A $3.6 million project to repave about 11 miles of roadway is set to begin Friday near Gooding.

The full-width paving project along U.S. Highway 26 will revolve the driving surface and recondition the underlying base, beginning on the east side of Gooding.

The existing roadway surface has cracked and potholed in recent years due to minor failure of the underlying base. The project will smooth and extend the life of the roadway according to an Idaho Transportation Department news release.

A pilot vehicle will take traffic through the work zone Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The project limits begin at the east side of Gooding and extends to about a half-mile east of Ohlinger Road in Lincoln County. The work will also include placing a concrete waterproofing to irrigation structures, replace all guardrail and install new roadway delineators.

Road work is expected to be complete in late-October.

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