Pipe Work To Close Us 30 West Of Buhl For Up To Two Days Next Week


By Paul Johnson

Buhl, Idaho – Repairs to a culvert crossing will close U.S. 30 west of Buhl to traffic for up to two days, the Idaho Transportation Department announced, beginning Tuesday, March 12. Traffic will be detoured onto local roadways while state maintenance crews replace the 54-inch-wide pipe and bolster the roadway shoulder.
Drivers will encounter work at the site and flaggers beginning Monday to prepare the work zone for Tuesday’s closure. The closure may extend to Wednesday if necessary. The closure is expected to be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Crews will close U.S. 30 between 1200 and 1300 East Roads at about milepost 199.6 to replace the failing culvert, complete minor channel realignment and stabilize the bank upstream from the roadway. Repair of the culvert is necessary as erosion and rock chucks have cut into the shoulder and around the pipe.
Work through the remainder of the week will include paving the cut in the road and placing angular rock along the shoulder and ditch bank.
During the closure, all traffic will be detoured south of U.S. 30. Eastbound traffic will be diverted onto 1200 East Road to 4100 North Road then east into Buhl. Westbound traffic will detour south on 1400 East (Fruitland Avenue) and west on 4100 North to 1200 East. Message boards and detour signs will be placed around Buhl to alert motorists of the closure.
During flagging, drivers can expect delays of about five minutes as crews work on half the road at a time.

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