Cloverdale Overpass now open to traffic

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 15:13:23-04

BOISE — The Ada County Highway District held a ribbon cutting Monday for the partial opening of the Cloverdale Road overpass, in west Boise.

One lane of travel is now open in each direction.

Last spring, officials announced the overpass would be closed indefinitely after a fiery, seven-vehicle crash June 16th on the Interstate damaged its structure. The crash killed four and is considered one of the worst in the state’s history.

However, the overpass project –- a joint effort between the Ada County Highway District and the Idaho Transportation Department -- still has a ways to go.

The Idaho Transportation Department is replacing the overpass with a wider bridge that has two travel lanes in each direction, bike lanes and sidewalk. “In coordination with that, the Ada County Highway District is widening Cloverdale Road between Franklin Road and Camas Drive. Improvements include two travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, a raised bike lane and a new bridge over the Ridenbaugh Canal,” said ACHD spokeswoman Natalie Shaver.

Construction and ongoing impacts will remain until the project finishes, Shaver said.

Work is expected to be completed by September.

(photo courtesy: Ada County Highway District)