JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) Highway 93 in Jerome County is being straightened and widened out just north of the Interstate 84 interchange. For several weeks construction crews have been doing preliminary work relocating and installing irrigation and infrastructure on section of the highway. The work will also improve the intersection of the highway with county road 400 South Road, considered by the Idaho Transportation Department to be a high-accident area. The intersection will include two lanes in each direction for through traffic along with right and left turn days, a depressed center median and better access to businesses in the area. The highway will also be widened with two lanes in each direction and realigned in the area.
The 400 South will be shut down for 6-8 weeks while crews install pipes. Speed on Highway 93 will be reduced down to 35 m.p.h during construction with 14-foot width restrictions. ITD says drivers should expect delays from time-to-time and watch for trucks entering and exiting the construction area. The project is expected to last into next summer with work through the winter as weather allows. The cost of the project is $7.3 million.