COEUR D’ALENE-- Construction workers prepared to begin ripping into a busy Coeur d’Alene roadway. Work starts next week to widen government way between Dalton and Hanely.
Cars driving on government way will see a noticeable change in scenery starting May 14th, when workers should start gutting part of the road to replace water lines and add more lanes.
Monday, crews were getting their equipment ready off site. They will start from the outside of the road and work their way in. Curbs will be added then work will start on the two outer lanes. Crews will eventually redo the existing two inner-lanes. In the end there will be four lanes and a middle turn lane.
The half-mile project will cost $3 million.
Government Way will not only be shut down, there will be delays starting Monday.
The new five lane chunk will connect to the five lanes already in place from Harrison to Dalton. That phase started back in 1994.
Construction should be wrapped up by September.