I-84 and Connector ramp closures planned Friday and Saturday night in Boise

I-84 and Connector ramp closures planned Friday and Saturday night in Boise
Posted at 3:06 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 17:06:14-04

The Franklin Road off-ramp on westbound Interstate 84, and the Cole Road on-ramp on the inbound I-184 Connector are scheduled to be closed Friday and Saturday (Sept. 15 and 16) nights for pavement rehabilitation. 

“Traffic will detour at the westbound I-84, Cole Road off-ramp. The detour will be clearly signed,” said ITD spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez.

Pavement rehabilitation on I-84 between the Five Mile Road Overpass and the Orchard Street Interchange will continue through the fall. “This work will extend the life of the existing pavement, reduce road noise, and provide for smoother travel,” Gonzalez added.

All construction is scheduled at night; the road will reopen to normal conditions during the day.

Construction will occur between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekday nights.

On Friday nights through Saturday mornings, crews will be working 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

On Saturday nights through Sunday mornings, crews will be working 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. 

“Work includes pavement grinding, joint resealing, crack repairs, and placing permanent pavement marking along I-84 and adjoining ramps at the WYE and the Cole Road/Overland Road interchanges,” Gonzalez explained.

During construction, traffic lane reductions will occur in both directions. Additional ramp closures will also occur as work progresses.  

ITD says there will be increased noise and light impacts to area residents while crews complete the pavement grinding. 

Preservation work on the outbound Connector to eastbound I-84 WYE flyover, I-84 Eagle Road Interchange, I-84 Maple Grove Overpass and SH-16 Boise River bridges, is scheduled for substantial completion by the end of next week (Sept. 23).   

Motorists can expect lane reductions and reduced speeds in the work zone. The Milwaukee Street/Franklin Road, I-84 on-ramps will be closed during a portion of the WYE flyover bridge construction schedule. Traffic will be detoured to the Cole Road, I-84 on-ramps.

Work will occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. 

“Minimal noise and light impacts are also anticipated in the work zone,” Gonzalez said.

Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and check for updated construction and traffic information.