Highway Construction Work Suspended Statewide For Holiday
Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Work that could impact travel will be suspended on all Idaho Transportation Department highway construction projects statewide July 3-5 for the Fourth of July holiday, except in special circumstances.
ITD requires contractors on highway construction projects to postpone work on any highway, except for normal maintenance operations, during the extended holiday weekend if it could delay the traveling public.
Some of those extremely rare conditions in which work may continue are:
- If crews are not working on a roadway open to the public;
- If the road is already closed and all traffic is using a designated detour;
- In an emergency situation (like flooding) where the roadway has been damaged and requires repair; or
- On roads with very low traffic volumes.
"Like most of us, contractors have little interest in working over the holiday," said ITD Chief Engineer Tom Cole. "Most would probably take these days off anyway, even if it was not required."