BOISE - The Idaho Transportation Department advises motorists traveling westbound on I-84 to expect a change near the Garrity Interchange starting Monday (Aug. 23).
I-84 westbound shoulders will be reduced for the next few weeks while crews place concrete pavement along the freeway. The shoulders will be reduced from the Garrity Interchange to the west for about one-quarter mile. The reduced shoulder width will make emergency stopping through this area hazardous to motorists.
The project is expected to be completed by summer 2011, with three lanes open in each direction on I-84 over the bridge. A fourth lane in each direction will eventually be connected east of the interchange.
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.