Work on the Wood River Bridge to Take Winter Break
KETCHUM, Idaho (KLIX) Work on the Wood River Bridge project will end at the first of December and start back up again next year.
According to the Idaho Transportation Department, work has been completed on the Big Wood River's main channel. Construction on the Idaho 75 bridge over the river will stop December 1 and will resume when warm weather returns in the spring. The entire project is slated to be complete by mid-summer next year. During the break traffic will be limited to two lanes, one in each direction, with speeds at 35 m.p.h.
The work that still needs to be done requires warmer temperatures according to ITD. Once finished, the bridge will have four lanes of traffic with an eight-foot shoulder. The bridge will also allow more wildlife passage by the river. The project is costing the state $5.48 million.