GARDEN VALLEY – Based on new traffic volumes and projections, the updated South Fork Payette River Bridge design has a reduced width, different than what was previously presented.
A public open house is scheduled for March 2 at the Crouch Community Hall, 342 Village Circle. The public is invited to stop by anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. Project team members will be on hand to answer questions and receive comment.
The 82-year-old South Fork Payette River Bridge (also known as the Alder Creek Bridge, Silver Bridge or Wetzel Bridge) is deteriorated to the point that it is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
Boise County and the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) are working with J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. of Boise to design and prepare a bid package for construction of the new bridge, anticipated for 2012.
Public comments can be sent to: Southfork Payette River Bridge project team, c/o The Langdon Group, 250 S. Beechwood Ave, Suite 201, Boise, ID 83709-0944, or email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered in the official comment period, comments must be received by March 16, 2011.