January 20, 2011
Public Information Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I-84 widening project in Nampa resumes with concrete paving work
BOISE - Improving weather conditions will allow work to continue on the project to widen Interstate 84 between the Franklin Boulevard and Garrity Boulevard interchanges in Nampa, as crews resume concrete paving in the median, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
These newly paved sections will eventually carry traffic.
Crews also plan to complete concrete parapet work on the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) bridge and to build concrete foundations for overhead sign structures. Construction of two new bridges over the UPRR and Phyllis Canal is nearly complete. Replacement of the bridges will accommodate additional lanes on I-84.
No traffic impacts are expected for any of these construction activities.
This project 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 Franklin and Garrity 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 farthest right, and exit at Garrity - never having to merge with interstate traffic.
The Idaho Transportation Department is in charge of all roads within the State Highway System - interstates, state highways and U.S. routes. All other roads are the responsibility of the local city or county entity.