Expect Interstate lane restrictions Sunday

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 17:42:56-04

Law enforcement will reduce speeds and temporarily block access to Interstate 84 eastbound between Nampa and Mountain Home on Sunday, June 5, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

“The procession, escorted by Idaho State Police, will enter Interstate 84 at Eagle Road (Exit 46) starting at 11 a.m. ISP will begin to slow Interstate 84 traffic and restrict vehicles from entering Interstate 84 at Franklin Blvd (Exit 36) in Nampa at approximately 10:45 a.m. This is being done to safely accommodate motorcyclists participating in the Idaho Patriot Thunder motorcycle ride between Eagle Road and Mountain Home (Exit 95),” ITD spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez explained.

Surface streets may also experience congestion as the procession passes. As the motorcade approaches, each eastbound on- and off-ramp, the traveling public will not be permitted to enter, join or pass the motorcycle procession, she stated.

Personnel from ISP and multiple local law enforcement agencies from Ada and Elmore counties will monitor traffic conditions and Interstate access at a number of interchanges prior to, during, and after the ride concludes in Mountain Home at approximately 12:30 p.m.

According to ITD, those interchanges are: Garrity Boulevard, Ten Mile Road, Meridian Road, Eagle Road, Franklin Road, Milwaukee, Wye Interchange, I-184 between 13th Street and I-84, Cole Road/Overland, Orchard Street, Vista Avenue, Broadway Avenue, Gowen Road, Eisenman Road, East Boise Rest Area, Blacks Creek Road, East Boise Port of Entry, Mayfield Road, Simco Road, I-84B/Old U.S. 30 (Exit 90) and Exit 95 in Mountain Home.

“The public can also expect delays on American Legion Boulevard in Mountain Home as the ride exits the interstate and ends in Carl Miller Park. After that time, regular traffic flow should resume,” Gonzalez said.
Motorists can expect delays on Sunday morning anywhere along I-84 in the Treasure Valley and are encouraged to seek an alternate route.