Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ITD mulls safety of highway debris


Photo by Roland Lane

The Idaho Transportation Department hadn’t decided by Tuesday afternoon whether or not to have these large chunks of old asphalt removed this fall from the side of state Highway 75 in the construction zone south of Ketchum. A few people called the Idaho Mountain Express this week, concerned that the asphalt, removed from the old highway roadbed, will be a safety hazard if left there all winter. “Right now, there isn’t an answer whether it’s going to stay or go,” said ITD spokesman Nathan Jerke. “The project managers are taking a look at it. We didn’t know it was quite that bad.”




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