BOISE - A pavement resurfacing and repair project is expected to begin Monday (April 19) on I-84 west of Caldwell. The Idaho Transportation Department project, funded through stimulus savings, will treat the roadway surface beginning west of the Black Canyon Interchange and extending for five miles, to east of the Sand Hollow Interchange.
work, through early May, is expected to focus on median crossovers. During this
work, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph, and drivers may experience left-lane closures. During the remainder of the
work, one interstate lane will be closed in both directions.
The project is expected to take up to six months to complete.
Several badly damaged concrete slabs in that stretch will be removed and replaced. Repairs also will include resealing pavement joints, repairing pavement cracks and chips, grinding portions off of the existing pavement surface and completing guardrail safety improvements.
A highly competitive construction environment led to significant savings on the eight original projects funded by the federal stimulus program ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act). This is one of nine smaller projects financed through those initial bid savings.
Multiple Concrete Enterprises of Ogden, Utah, is the contractor on the $6.9 million project.