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Pedestrian crossing work beginning in Filer Thursday

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By Paul Johnson

Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) – The first phase of a highway improvement project on U.S. 30 will begin later this week as crews start the construction of a new pedestrian crossing near Filer Middle School, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The work is part of a roadway preservation project between Buhl and the east side of Filer expected to continue later this month.
Crews will begin Thursday April 3 to install a raised center median adjacent to the northbound Yakima Street sidewalk, about 150 feet west of the current concrete crossing. The new crossing will have pedestrian-initiated rapid flashing beacons installed at the outside of the roadway and on the median.
The new crossing will finish prior to closure and demolition of the existing crossing.
Beginning near the end of April, crews will begin the larger portion of the project to apply an asphalt overlay to U.S. 30 from the east side of Buhl to the west side of the U.S. 93/U.S. 30 junction. The project will include repairs to a soft spot in the roadway that has settled and created a large bump between 1900 and 2000 East roads near milepost 207.


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