This project will grind and inlay a little more than 12 miles of roadway on US 395 in Stevens County between the intersection with SR 292 in Loon Lake north to Hafer Road. Crews will be grinding out the pavement and replacing the roadway surface with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) to create a smoother ride and preserve the roadway. This project also constructs a compact roundabout at the SR 292 and US 395 intersection in Loon Lake. Following a safety analysis of the area, it was determined the low-cost option of a compact roundabout would improve traffic flow and increase safety.
What to expect
Work on both the paving portion and roundabout is expected to begin Monday, August 15 and last 47 working days. Travelers should expect delays up to 20 minutes during the paving portion of the project.
15 day detour routes around roundabout project
Access to the intersection at SR 292 and US 395 will be restricted for 15 days while crews work to construct a roundabout. Drivers will be redirected through the work zone during the following four stages of the project.
- STAGE 1: Two-way traffic on US 395 through the work zone while crews work on the western shoulder of US 395. Access to the intersection at Garden Spot Road to the east, and SR 292 to the west will remain open.
- STAGE 2: Continued access to US 395, with two-way traffic redirected west of the future roundabout. SR 292 and Garden Spot Road will be closed at the intersection of US 395. Access to Garden Spot Road from US 395 via Williams Valley Road in Clayton. Access to SR 292 from US 395 via the Maple Street exit.
- STAGE 3: Two-way traffic on US 395 will be directed to the east of the future roundabout. Access to Garden Spot Road from US 395 will reopen, access to 292 via the Maple Street detour.
- STAGE 4: Both northbound and southbound lanes of US 395 through the roundabout will be open. SR 292 will still be closed with detour at Maple Street.