Construction Underway on I-90 in the Silver Valley

Aerial view of Big Creek Exit on I-90 in Shoshone County.
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Press Release from Idaho Transportation Department

KELLOGG, Idaho — Construction is underway on Interstate 90 for the second year between Osburn and Wallace to resurface the freeway with concrete. Crews have closed the inside lanes for both eastbound and westbound traffic so they can work in the median.

Lane closures will be in place through the end of next week as crews prepare to shift all traffic to run on the eastbound lanes on April 1.  One lane will remain open in each direction.

Throughout the construction season travelers should also expect intermittent on- and off-ramp closures at Silverton and on the west side of Wallace. Advance notification of these closures will be given through signs posted near the work zone.

Later this summer, crews will transition to repave from Big Creek to Osburn and a short section of the interstate east of Wallace.Work last year focused on the eastbound lanes, and construction this year will focus on the westbound lanes. This project is anticipated to be completed by fall 2024.

Additional work zones in the Silver Valley this season will include resurfacing the I-90 bridge over Pine Creek near Pinehurst, and adding the final layer to the driving surface on the eastbound bridges at Division Street and Elizabeth Park Road.

Both projects are slated to be completed in approximately one month from the time they start, which will likely be sometime in April, as weather allows.

Speed limits for all three construction zones will be reduced to 55 miles per hour for the safety of drivers and workers.

Drivers are encouraged to check for impacts to traffic.