Repair work to begin next week on Blue Creek Bay Bridges

Repair work to begin next week on Blue Creek Bay Bridges
Copyright 2019 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior permission.

Repair work on the Blue Creek Bay Bridges on Interstate 90 will begin Monday, April 23, and is expected to last through the fall of next year.

Crews will begin work on the westbound bridge over Blue Creek Bay on Monday and will last through October. After a shutdown over the winter, work will then start on the eastbound bridge and last through the fall.

The Idaho Transportation Department says the work this year will focus on the deck and support structures of the westbound bridge. Traffic will shift to the eastbound bridge and will be reduced to just one lane in each direction.

Work on the westbound bridge deck will stop in October, but it will continue on the support structures underneath both bridges. Four lanes will be open for traffic during the winter shutdown.

Once work resumes in the spring for the eastbound bridge, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted onto the westbound bridge.

While repair work is underway, those recreating in Blue Creek Bay will be directed away from the construction zone for safety reasons.