Good news for commuters! All I-84 lanes open as crews suspend pothole repair work in Canyon County

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 18:13:35-05

Idaho Transportation Department crews are suspending repairs on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 between exit 29 and mile post 31, west of Nampa –- at least until the coming snow storm passes.

“ITD has been working as often as weather has allowed to repair many potholes that have formed on I-84 between Nampa and Caldwell, the result of record snowfall, rain, and cold temperatures,” said ITD spokesman Jake Melder.

Crews finished repairs on westbound lanes early Tuesday. Work on eastbound lanes also started Tuesday morning, but will be suspended during the forecasted rain and snow.

“The one-lane restriction created for that eastbound repair work will be lifted during this time. With both lanes open, motorists will have more room to safely maneuver during and after the storm, and plows will have better access to remove snow,” Melder stated.

ITD plans to begin repairs as soon as weather conditions allow.

Crews will monitor the roadway throughout the storms to make sure it is safe to drive on.