NAMPA - The Idaho Transportation Department will close the lanes of Interstate 84 between the Garrity Boulevard and Franklin Boulevard interchanges early next week to set girders for the new 11th Avenue Bridge.
The eastbound lanes of I-84 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight Monday (June 28). On Tuesday (June 29) night, the westbound lanes will be closed during those same hours.
Flaggers will direct interstate travelers to follow these detours:
- For eastbound motorists: exit the interstate at the Franklin interchange (Exit 36), travel south on Franklin to the Franklin/Garrity/11th Avenue intersection, then north on Garrity to the interchange to re-enter the interstate.
- For westbound motorists: exit the interstate at the Garrity interchange (Exit 38) and use the same detour route in the opposite direction.
Click here to access ITD's Facebook page and the detour map.
The 11th Avenue Bridge closed to all traffic in May and will remain closed until late summer. Reconstruction of the bridge is required to accommodate future lanes on I-84. Beginning later this month, a project will add one lane in each direction on I-84 between Franklin and Garrity.
McAlvain Civil Constructors the contractor on the $4.1 million 11th Avenue Bridge project.
The bridge reconstruction and I-84 widening projects are among several interstate improvements 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.
ITD and the Idaho State Police caution motorists to slow down and pay attention when driving in work zones, where increased speeding fines and other penalties apply. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and dial 5-1-1 or visit 511.idaho.gov for information on the state highway or interstate system.