KETCHUM, Idaho – A four-mile section of road work on Highway 75 will begin after Labor Day weekend.

The work has been delayed until after the holiday to avoid traffic and other events in the Wood River Valley around that time, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

Crews will begin Sept. 5 applying a micro-seal to the reconstructed section of Idaho 75 that was completed in 2015. ITD says the micro-seal offers the same benefits of a seal coat and without loose gravel, and is often used in higher traffic areas but is a more costly application.

The work is part of a $762,500 contract with North Salt Lake-based Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc.

Depending on weather conditions, according to ITD, work will be allowed between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and is expected to be completed by Sept. 9. Drivers should watch for lane restrictions, flaggers and delays throughout the project zone.

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