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Sandpoint highway construction to affect nighttime drivers

Mon., July 19, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

Nighttime drivers going through Sandpoint will encounter street paving Tuesday night through Thursday night.

The Idaho Transportation Department and contract crews are installing asphalt patches on the U.S. Highway 95 route through the city.

Work will run from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

On Tuesday night, crews will be working on Fifth Avenue from Oak to Pine streets; Pine to First Avenue; and Superior Avenue to First.

On Wednesday night, work will be on First and Superior to Cedar Street and Cedar to Fifth.

On Thursday night, work will be wrapped up on all of the segments.

Flaggers will be posted to guide traffic through work areas. The city of Sandpoint will be replacing and resetting manhole covers as needed.

Interstate Concrete and Asphalt of Coeur d’Alene has a $150,000 contract for its share of the work.

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