Work Speeds Ahead on Replacing Century-Old Bridges With Tunnel

Work Under Way on Lorenzo Bridge

Tue May 07, 2019 - West Edition #10
Idaho Transportation Department


The Lorenzo Bridge rehabilitation is expected to be completed this fall.
(Idaho Transportation Department photo)
The Lorenzo Bridge rehabilitation is expected to be completed this fall. (Idaho Transportation Department photo)

Construction began April 29 on the Lorenzo Bridge on U.S.-20 in Madison County. The bridge rehabilitation is expected to be completed this fall.

"This rehabilitation will entail re-surfacing of the bridge deck, replacing the guardrail, improving the bridge approaches and finishing with new pavement," said ITD Project Manager Alecia Johnson. "This project will greatly improve and extend the lifespan of the bridge."

Drivers can expect traffic delays for the duration of the project. Reduced speed limits will be in effect and traffic will be shifted over periodically to single lane two-way traffic.