BOISE - Eastbound Interstate 84 traffic between the Franklin Boulevard and the Garrity Boulevard Interchange in Nampa will shift to newly constructed temporary lanes between 10 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 2) and 5 a.m. Friday (Sept. 3).
The traffic shift is planned during nighttime hours so that the new traffic configuration is in place by the morning commute. This new traffic pattern will allow crews to begin construction work in the median area.
Motorists are advised to expect ongoing nighttime lane reductions on westbound I-84 overnight (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) between Franklin Boulevard and 11th Avenue from Sunday evenings through Friday mornings. This allows crews to safely work along the shoulder excavating, grading and performing pipe work in the median.
The project includes also replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and Phyllis Canal bridges. A portion of the UPRR Bridge is slated for demolition beginning next week. A segmernt of the Phyllis Canal is slated for demolition in November, after the irrigation season is complete. Bridge projects at Garrity and 11th also are under way to accommodate the additional lanes on I-84.
Construction is expected to be complete by
early summer 2012.
Concrete Placing Company, of Boise, is the contractor on this
$22.2 million project.
Once these interstate improvements are complete, I-84 between the Franklin and Garrity interchanges will be widened to three lanes in each direction, with an additional auxiliary lane for eastbound traffic. The auxiliary lane will allow motorists to enter I-84 at Franklin, remain in the lane furthest right, and exit at Garrity without ever having to merge with interstate traffic.