(KLIX) – Construction work that is slated to take place at the end of the month is expected to cause traffic delays at a bridge on U.S. Highway 30 near Banbury Hot Springs.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) said that next Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30 and 31, crews will be working to place a bridge deck on the recently constructed Salmon Falls Creek Bridge on U.S. Highway 30. As such, traffic will be delayed.

“While the deck is being placed, motorists will encounter longer than normal delays,” ITD Project Manager Kenny Lively said. “Although most construction delays have been minimal, this upcoming work could result in wait times upwards of 30 to 40 minutes.”

The work is part of the larger bridge replacement project that started in June, according to a news release.

Lively recommends that motorists use an alternate route during the two planned construction days next week. He said the work scheduled, weather permitting, will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days.

In the mornings and evenings, when work is not underway, the area will be open to single lane traffic with a temporary traffic signal in place.

ITD said when completed the new longer and wider bridge will have two 12-foot lanes in each direction and a new left turn lane. The project is slated to be finished by the early summer of 2020.

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