Seal Coat On I-84 In Eastern Cassia County Starts Wednesday

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By Paul Johnson

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT/TV ) – Following roadway resurfacing last month on Interstate 84 in eastern Cassia County, a seal coat is slated to begin on Wednesday on the same portion of road. Drivers can expect reduced speeds and loose gravel throughout the construction project.

The Idaho Transportation department said the work, which affects the eastbound lanes of I-84 only, begins at the sound end of the Idahome interchange (Exit 237) and extends through the Sublett interchange (Exit 245).

Traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews are present and a 16-foot width restriction in effect.
A speed limit of 35 mph will be in effect while loose gravel is present and will increase to 55 mph once it has been swept. The speed limit will return to normal after striping has been completed, expected on Saturday.

Drivers are urged to use caution in all areas of seal coating. Observing posted speed limits and increasing following distance between vehicles will reduce the risk of windshield damage caused by loose gravel.

A properly applied seal coat can add several years of service to a heavily traveled roadway by sealing the surface and adding roughness for winter traction. The seal coat preserves the integrity of the new asphalt and serves as a barrier to water and cracking.


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