DECLO, Idaho (KLIX) The highway headed east out of Declo is set to be torn up and redone into a whole new roadway.

The Idaho Transportation Department announced reconstruction will begin on a nine mile stretch Monday, June 5, of State Highway 81. The construction zone will go from the Marsh Creek bridge to the Yale Road. ITD says the roadway has been littered with potholes and cracking recently. The repaving project will make the surface smoother for drivers and extend the life of the roadway.

Drivers should expect to be on gravel and work done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; flaggers and a pilot car will guiding traffic. Repaving is expected to be complete by July with followup work in August. The project will cost $3 million.


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