The Treasure Valley commute became a bit more challenging this morning, as tens of thousands of automobiles negotiated scores of orange barrels on the Flying Wye. Construction crews moved in overnight, beginning a two-month facelift to the much-traveled connector. Approximately 57,000 automobiles roll across the Flying Wye each weekday.
Crews will be grinding the concrete surface to increase skid resistance and re-sealing pavement joints, working from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each Sunday through Thursday until late September. The Idaho Transportation Department assured motorists that the crews will not be working on heavily traveled evenings such as Boise State football games. But ITD also cautioned that some weekend work may be required.