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Posted on: May 9, 2019

US-95 Moscow to Viola Repaving Project - Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)

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ITD Update 7/3/19-

The work on Moscow Mountain did not get completed.  However, US 95 will be open with no flaggers from July 3 - 7, 2019.  

Please observe the "Bump" signs and use caution. 

Work will continue next week with paving planned for July 10, 2019.  


ITD Update 7/1/19 - 

Due to last week's rain, paving operations were limited.  Moscow Mountain work should now be completed by July 3, 2019 (weather permitting).  There will be no work July 3-5 regardless of the project status.

The north side of the mountain is paved, and ITD is currently working on the south side, which starts at Rodeo Drive.  Drivers should still expect just one lane of traffic on US-95 with a pilot car and flaggers in this area. 


Following paving completion, lane closures will remain in place while finishing work is carried out (signage, guardrails, etc.) However, these operations will be more mobile and have less impact.   The entire project is on track to be completed in the next two weeks. 


ITD Update 6/25/19:     Resurfacing and ADA upgrades in the City of Moscow are complete, and ID-66 has been paved. Crews are actively working on US-95 from Rodeo Drive to Moscow Mountain, with the whole project to be done in late July.  The impacts on Moscow Mountain are expected to be a one-lane roadway with flaggers and pilot cars this week (6/24/19 - 6/30/19). 

Please be aware of different driving surfaces in the work zone and the transitions between them.


Project Details: 

  • Beginning Monday, May 13, pedestrian facilities at Rodeo Drive and Pintail Lane will be brought up to current standards. Shoulder closures will be in place along with pedestrian and bicycle detours.
  • In early June, a section of road at the intersection of US-95 (South Washington Street) and East First Street will be resurfaced. Drivers can expect one lane open during the work. Pedestrian and bicycle detours will be in place as necessary.
  • As part of this project, Idaho Highway 66, from its intersection with US-95 to the Washington border, will be repaved in mid-June. Flaggers will be stationed at the intersection to guide traffic movements onto ID-66, which will be reduced to one lane.
  • In late June, contractors are scheduled to repave more than five miles between Rodeo Drive in Moscow and Four Mile Creek in Viola, including Moscow Mountain. During paving, US-95 will be reduced to one travel lane, with two lanes possible over the mountain.
  • Earlier work in May and July at Moscow Mountain will include installing a wall to help stabilize the hill, replacing the concrete guardrail on the west side and relocating a wildlife sensor. One lane will be closed for that work.

All work is expected to be completed by Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc. in late July for an estimated $2.3 million. Learn more at https://itdprojects.org/projects/us95moscowtoviola/

Contact Information:  Janet Zarate, P.E.
                                      Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) District 2
                                      Phone: 208-799-4243
                                     Janet.Zarate@itd.idaho.gov 


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