LEWISTON - Seal coating will commence on a 25-mile section of four-lane U.S. 95 between Lewiston and Thorncreek Road starting Saturday (June 17) and continuing for approximately two weeks, depending on weather.

Crews will apply a top protective layer of rock chips embedded in asphalt over the road's surface to extend the life of the highway.

Drivers can expect minor delays between milepost 312 and 337, with flaggers or pilot cars possible if needed to guide traffic. Crews from contractor Knife River will work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Brooming of the loose chips will also be occurring during the night-time hours.

Motorists are urged to use caution and reduce speeds when driving through these work zones, as there is a potential for flying rock chips. Drivers can check the traveler information site at 511.idaho.gov for the latest on road closures or openings.

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