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Public can learn more about Farmway Road/Highway 44 improvements at Feb. 4 open house

The Notus-Parma Highway District No. 2 invites the public to attend a public open house to learn more about the Farmway Road/Highway 44 Improvements Project. The open house is scheduled forTuesday, Feb. 4 at the Caldwell Housing Authority (CHA) Community Center, 22730 Farmway Road, Caldwell.

The open house will be an informal setting and people are welcome to attend anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. No formal presentations are scheduled.  Project staff will be available to answer questions, provide information and receive comments. There will be a Spanish speaking interpreter on site.

This project will provide a wider, smoother road surface and guard rail over two canal crossing on this important Canyon County farm-to-market truck route, east of Notus and north of Caldwell. The southern project limit is the intersection of Farmway Road and US Highway 20/26. The project progresses north on Farmway Road to the intersection with Highway 44 then continues to the east on Highway 44 to the easterly project limit located at the Type V access control line / Interstate 84 right of way line.

A long history of heavy truck traffic has resulted in deteriorated pavement, crumbling pavement edges and bridge approach settling. These improvements will provide a safer route for vehicles every day, eliminate the abrupt shoulder edges and bring two dangerous and sub-standard bridge crossings up to current safety standards. Construction is currently scheduled for fiscal year 2018 (October 2017).

J-U-B ENGINEERS is currently performing preliminary design for these improvements. Questions and comments should be directed to Bryant Kuechle with The Langdon Group, a public involvement subsidiary of J-U-B, at 208-739-3048 or bk@langdongroupinc.com. Spanish speaking individuals are asked to direct questions to the CHA. A formal comment period will continue until Feb. 18, 2014. People requiring special accommodations at the open house are asked to contact Kuechle.

 

 

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