Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Look out for large animals on the roadway. The project is expected to be completed by late fall 2022. There is danger of a rock fall. Both lanes of Idaho Highway 55 north of Smiths Ferry are now back open to traffic. Cloudy skies. Drivers should expect the same work schedule in the spring and summer, and plan accordingly. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The road is wet. ITD says crews made steady progress over the past two months while working to widen shoulders, add guard rail, and straighten the highway. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, How Indigenous people are reclaiming their lands -- and their sovereignty, With US in COVID-19 panic, Sen. Perdue saw stock opportunity. They safely removed 39,500 cubic yards of rock from the canyon through 17 controlled blasts. State Highway 55 Construction Work Scheduled By Evin Oneale, Regional Communications Manager Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:00 PM MDT The Idaho Transportation Department will soon begin construction work on a stretch of State Highway 55 north of Smiths Ferry, and the project won’t be completed until the winter of 2022 – at the earliest. Both lanes of traffic are now open on Highway 55 as Idaho transportation officials have shut down road construction there until next spring. Between Smith's Ferry Drive - High Valley Road (14 miles south of the Cascade area) and Paddy Flat Road; Scheline Lane (2 miles north of the Donnelly area). Motorists are encouraged to sign up for text and email alerts to get the most up-to-date information on the project, and check 511.idaho.gov. The two-year Highway 55 project began in September. Road construction on Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry on hold for the winter. During the fall, the road was closed Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Traffic was reduced to one lane through the construction zone. Crews began blasting and removing rock along Idaho 55 on Sept. 21 as they began work on a two-year road widening project just north of Smiths Ferry to the Rainbow Bridge. Be ready for patchy fog. Work is scheduled to resume in mid-March 2021, weather permitting. Look out for icy patches. Both lanes of Idaho Highway 55 north of Smiths Ferry are now back open to traffic. The Idaho Transportation Department announced that the Smiths Ferry … The Idaho Transportation Department announced that the Smiths Ferry project is being paused for the winter. Rolling lane closures backed up traffic along one of Idaho’s just …