Traffic headaches will multiply in downtown Nampa as the Idaho Department of Transportation repaves or reconstructs several main arteries, including all four sides of Library Square.
This will add to the street reconstruction already underway by the city of Nampa for Second and Third streets east of Library Square from 12th to 16th streets that will continue through late summer.
ITD will repave Second and Third Streets from Library Square west to Northside Boulevard and also repave 11th Avenue from Third Street South to Garrity Boulevard and Garrity Boulevard from 11th Avenue to Grant Street, according to an ITD release.
The $4.75 million project will reconstruct all four streets around Library Square, an additional block of 11th Avenue between First and Second avenues South and the intersection of Northside and Second. This entails removing all layers of existing pavement.
Sidewalk ramps will be replaced throughout the project with new ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The work will start in early June with expected completion in late summer.
ITD will work primarily between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. with varying lane restrictions during the night or day. ITD will maintain access to businesses along the roadways, the release said.
These streets serve as the Interstate 84 business loop in Nampa and fall under the jurisdiction of the Idaho Transportation Department.