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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Federally-funded overlay work planned for Kuna; to begin in July

Kuna- Work to resurface two road sections in Kuna is expected to get underway the week of July 11 and is scheduled for completion in mid-August. The following road sections will receive a new layer of asphalt through $500,000 in federal funding:

  • Deer Flat Road from Linder Road to Ten Mile Road
  • Avalon Street from Ten Mile Road to Bridge Street
Before new asphalt can be laid, utility manholes along both road sections must be lowered. To create a more uniform and even surface, Avalon Street will undergo a special process that involves removing the top layer of asphalt and mixing it with underlying gravel. The road will then be leveled, compacted and repaved. Once the new asphalt is laid, the roads will receive new lane markings. Crews anticipate starting the Deer Flat section first.

Possible Construction Impacts

The contractor is permitted to work weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and may also work weekends from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; however, crews will not be permitted to work during Kuna Days, August 5 and 6. At times, work on the two road sections will occur simultaneously.

Possible construction impacts include general construction noise, large trucks and equipment, jack hammering, reduced speeds, flaggers directing traffic, short delays and lane restrictions. There may also be periods of time where motorists will drive on a temporary gravel surface.

Once new asphalt is laid, it must sit and cool for a period of time before vehicles are allowed to drive on it. There may be short periods of time, particularly at intersections where vehicles are asked to wait or take an alternate route if available.

A new layer of asphalt will create a smooth consistent driving surface and will increase the lifespan of the roadways.

Central Paving of Boise will perform the overlay work.

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