Interstate Concrete & Asphalt Co., of Coeur d'Alene, has been awarded a $5 million contract by the Western Federal Lands Highway Division to repair pavement along the Coeur d'Alene River Road in Shoshone County, Idaho.
The division, which is based in Vancouver, Wash., administers surveying, design, and construction of forest highway system roads, parkways and park roads, Indian reservation roads, defense access roads, and other federal-lands roads in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska.
The work on the Coeur d'Alene River Road is to include excavation, subgrade stabilization, asphalt overlay, and related signing and striping on an aging 12.9-mile stretch, also known as Enaville-Thompson Pass Road, says Greg Gifford, project manager for the division. That stretch is between the road's intersection with Little North Fork Road, about five miles north of Enaville, and its intersection with Old River Road, says Gifford. He says the project is considered pavement preservation.
Bids for the job were close, and the low bid came in about $2 million below the engineer's estimate, Gifford says.
The construction schedule hasn't been set yet, but Gifford says he expects that the work will be done next summer.
The road, which connects to state Route 200 near Thompson Falls, Mont., is used primarily to access outdoor recreation and for logging access.
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