The Idaho Transportation Department will begin resurfacing work on US-20 from milepost 353 just north of Chester to milepost 360 south of Ashton beginning next week. The project is expected to take ten days to complete.
The mill and inlay resurfacing (removing the top layer of asphalt and replacing it with fresh layers to create a smoother surface) was necessitated by the pavement breaking down quicker than predicted and the development of potholes.
“We had anticipated this stretch would remain until the Chester to Ashton rehabilitation project, which is scheduled to be finished in 2026,” said Wade Allen, ITD’s District 6 Traffic and Materials Manager. The huge volume of traffic harmed by the failing pavement, however, prompted an early financing request during the ITD monthly board meeting on April 21.
The $2,035,000 resurfacing project to increase safety, mobility, and economic opportunities along US-20 was authorized by the board after assessment.
During the renovation, motorists can expect single-lane closures and slower speeds. Through work zones, motorists are urged to drive cautiously and attentively.