Idaho Transportation Department hosting open house on I-84 changes

Posted at 5:40 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 07:40:03-04

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is hosting an open house on more changes coming to I-84 in Canyon County.

ITD will present plans Wednesday, July 24 on replacing the Middleton Road and Ustick Road overpasses on the interstate. The open house will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon County Paramedics building. Attendees will be able to review design plans for both overpasses, construction phasing and detour routes.

The design work will be completed later this year and construction is expected to begin in spring 2020. The current bridges only have room for two lanes and both directions, the new designs will allow for more lanes.

"We have projected the current and future traffic demands on the Interstate in Canyon County," said ITD Transportation Program Manager Amy Schroeder. "Constructing an additional lane in each direction will improve the safety and mobility in the corridor and serve the public for many years. We are advancing this project to construction as quickly as possible, and we will continue to keep the public informed and involved at every step."

Over the next few years, ITD plans to invest more than $300 million dollars into I-84 in Canyon County. Construction is already in progress on improving the interstate between Karcher Road and Franklin Boulevard in Nampa.

More information on the projects is available here.