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I-15 resurfacing between Fort Hall and Blackfoot completed; all lanes reopen

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Interstate 15 near Blackfoot. | Idaho Transportation Department

The following is a news release from the Idaho Transportation Department.

POCATELLO – The Idaho Transportation Department has finished paving six miles of Interstate 15 between the Fort Hall Reservation Boundary and Burns Road in Blackfoot. All lanes of I-15 reopened to traffic on Sunday morning.

Crews will return to the area this fall to rehabilitate the Fort Hall Main Canal bridges once all water has left the canal.

“Our contractor partner, Knife River, not only finished a week early, and the quality and smoothness of the pavement is a great benefit to the public and a tribute to their hard work,” said ITD Engineering Manager Dan Harelson. “We are asking drivers to continue to plan extra time for trips through eastern Idaho. Construction in other areas of I-15 will continue for many months.”

The Fort Hall to Burns project included resurfacing six miles of I-15, upgrading guardrails and improving clearance below the bridge structures at the Railroad Overpass, Fort Hall Interchange and Sheepskin Road. It is part of a series of construction projects scheduled this year on I-15 in eastern Idaho.

To sign up for text notices about I-15 construction, text INTERSTATE15 to 22828.

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