NAMPA - If the 11th Avenue Bridge over Interstate 84 in Nampa is part of your morning commute, you will need to find an alternate route starting tomorrow morning (Tuesday, May 11), The bridge will close at 6 a.m. and will remain closed for approximately four months.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured north to Birch Lane, and south to Idaho Center Boulevard/ Garrity Boulevard, (Franklin Boulevard and Garrity intersect with 11th south of I-84). Click here for a detour map.
Once the bridge is closed, crews will dismantle the guardrail, which will be salvaged for future use by the City of Nampa. On Friday (May 14) crews will then demolish the bridge overnight, requiring all I-84 lanes between Garrity and Franklin interchanges to close from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. Flaggers will direct interstate travelers to follow detours
For westbound motorists: exit the interstate at Garrity, travel north on Idaho Center Boulevard, west on Birch, and south on Franklin to the interchange to re-enter the interstate
For eastbound motorists: exit the interstate at the Franklin interchange and use the same detour route in the opposite direction.
Reconstruction of the bridge is required to accommodate future lanes on I-84. Beginning later this spring, a project will add one lane in each direction on I-84 between Franklin and Garrity.
Motorists are asked to use caution when traveling through work zones. ITD reminds motorists to dial 5-1-1 or go to the Traveler Services Web site, 511.idaho.gov, to check for updates on highway projects and conditions on the state highway system.
Reconstruction of the 11th Avenue Bridge and I-84 widening are among several interstate improvements projects occurring in an 18-mile stretch of I-84, funded by the GARVEE Transportation Program. The program uses proceeds from Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds.
McAlvain Construction is the contractor
on this $4.1 million project.