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15-minute delays on Kingsbury Grade this week

Traffic delays on Kingsbury Grade will continue through Thursday as construction crews seal both lanes of the road.

Work began Monday on the top of Kingsbury at Daggett Pass. Crews will apply the slurry seal in one-mile segments down Kingsbury toward Stateline between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Delays of no more than 15 minutes are scheduled for the project and crews have been advised to be sensitive to Kingsbury’s commuter patterns.

The contractor is Intermountain Slurry Seal.

There will be one-way controlled traffic in the work areas. In the lower Kingsbury commercial area, crews will take advantage of a turn lane to help minimize travel delays.

There will be brief impacts to the ingress and egress of business and side streets along Kingsbury after the slurry seal coat has been applied in front of the access points, said Steven Williams, maintenance supervisor for the project. The slurry material being laid takes about 5 to 10 minutes to set before it can bear traffic.

The project was originally planned for the week of July 18 but was postponed until the weekend. The slurry seal material can be successfully applied in temperatures of 60 degrees and above.

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Meanwhile, on the California side, one-way traffic is expected today through Thursday from Luther Pass to the Eagle Falls campground on Highway 89. A Caltrans crew is scheduled to do maintenance work.

– Jeff Munson