BOISE, Id - The Idaho Transportation Department will close the left-most lane of eastbound Interstate 84 under the Cloverdale overpass Sunday, July 1st –- to allow crews to perform work in preparation for replacing the recently-damaged bridge.
“Crews will drill beneath the existing bridge to test the soil composition,” said ITD spokesman Jake Melder. “This will (tell them) what treatment is needed for the foundation of the replacement bridge for Cloverdale Road. The replacement, currently being designed by ITD engineers, will feature four 11-foot travel lanes, 5.5-foot raised bike lanes, and 7.5-foot sidewalks.”
A seven-vehicle crash June 16th on the Interstate caused extensive damage to the bridge, prompting ITD and the Ada County Highway District to work together to demolish and replace the overpass. Four people were killed in the crash.
The single-lane closure is expected to begin early Sunday morning and will stay in place most of the day, Melder stated.
Drivers are encouraged to use caution in the work zone.