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Eagle Road Pavement Repairs

The pavement is deteriorating and needs to be repaired

The pavement of Eagle Road (Idaho Highway 55) between Franklin Road and Idaho 44 is deteriorating, resulting in shallow potholes throughout the corridor. ITD will make repairs to the pavement in Spring 2021 when temperatures are warm enough for the work.

The Department is preparing a comprehensive pavement rehabilitation project for 2022. The rehabilitation project will involved milling out the old, damaged pavement and placing new asphalt to provide a smooth driving surface.

Spring 2021
Potholes Repaired
Summer 2021
Design Rehab Project
Spring 2022
Begin Rehab Project
Summer 2022
Complete Rehab Project

Repair Travel Impacts

Short-term repairs will be designed to improve the pavement’s smoothness and reduce further damage. It will require crews to close a single lane of travel to create a safe work zone. The existing damaged pavement will be milled out in narrow strips and filled with a hot asphalt patch. This can only be done when temperatures are warmer and conditions are dry.

Travel Impacts:

  • Work completed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single lane closure
  • Rolling work zone

Deteriorating Pavement

Cores of the pavement on Eagle Road revealed delamination of years-old pavement layers. Water infiltrating the surface filled these voids. A combination of hydraulic pressure and, during cold snaps, expansion from freezing expands these voids until eventually the surface gives way, creating a pot hole.

Watch a video about how potholes typically form

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