Minidoka railroad crossing to be reconstructed next week


By Paul Johnson

Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV) – Traffic will be detoured and Idaho 24 closed for up to five days as crews replace and repave two railroad crossings near Minidoka, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
Weather permitting; Idaho 24 will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday Nov. 12 as the railroad crossings entering the Landview Fertilizer receiving station are reconstructed. Eastern Idaho Railroad will replace the ties, rails and planks at the crossings, and ITD will repair and pave the highway approaches.
Traffic will be detoured west of Minidoka onto 800 East Road and 900 North Road during the project. A 35-mph speed limit will be in effect on the detour route.
The project is expected to be completed and the road reopened on Friday Nov. 16.

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