Overnight Long Bridge resurfacing project to begin

Long BridgeTaking advantage of the mild winter weather, crews are getting early season jump start on a two-phase project to resurface the Long Bridge in Bonner County, with crews set to work nigthts beginning Sunday, February 25, to grind down the existing roadway. Crews will then return in the summer to resurface the bridge to provide better traction and protect it from regular wear and tear from traffic and the weather.

This initial phase is expected to take up to two weeks, and all work will be completed overnight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to avoid slowing down traffic during the day. Flaggers will be staged at either end of the bridge allowing a single, alternating lane of traffic to pass while crews work their way across the structure.

Work later this summer will take approximately one month to complete. During this time, drivers will encounter a similar experience during nighttime hours with traffic reduced to a single lane.

Project Manager Steve Nettleton explains that this work is necessary upkeep on the bridge surface.

“By doing this work now, we’re able to take a different approach to grinding the deck and get the work done much quicker,” Nettleton said.

Drivers should plan ahead for delays and utilize Idaho’s 511 system for real-time updates.