FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REMINDER: Eastbound ramps will close at Franklin, Garrity this weekend
NAMPA - This coming weekend (March 18-21), motorists wanting to use the eastbound ramps at Nampa's Franklin Boulevard and Garrity Boulevard interchanges will be detoured in preparation for shifting traffic to the concrete center median.
To make the transition possible,
weekend closures of the ramps will be necessary to allow crews to build
new lanes and ramps connecting to the median.
Work is scheduled to begin Friday night at 10 p.m. and conclude by Monday morning at 5 a.m. Crews will be working at these eastbound ramps:
Closed: Franklin Boulevard on-ramp
Closed: Garrity Boulevard off-ramp (expected to re-open by 7 a.m. Saturday)
Click hereto view a map of the impacts and detour.
The ramp construction is planned during night and weekend hours to minimize impacts to weekday commuters. Ramp traffic will be detoured to Birch Lane. Interstate 84 through traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the evening. All I-84 lanes will remain open during the day. The work schedule may be affected by weather.
When the ramp work and traffic shift are complete, crews will begin work on existing travel lanes.
The widening of I-84 between Franklin and Garrity is expected to be complete by early summer 2012.
Concrete Placing Company, of Boise, is the contractor on this $22.2 million project.