Access to I-84 on- and off-ramps will remain open during the overnight closure (10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday). However, vehicles will not be able to travel beneath the I-84 Garrity Interchange bridge. Motorists planning to use Garrity Boulevard are encouraged to use Stamm Lane, Robinson Road and Franklin Road as alternate routes.
The new bridge girders will be placed in the westbound section of I-84 over Garrity Boulevard. The girders are a crucial part of the new bridge that will allow a third lane to be added to I-84. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2011. There will be three lanes in each direction over the bridge, eventually connecting with a fourth lane in each direction east of the interchange.
Concrete Placing Co. Inc., of Boise, is the contractor on this $15 million project.
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.