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Idaho Transportation Department ramping up I-84 widening work

Idaho Transportation Department ramping up I-84 widening work
Posted at 5:36 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:36:21-04

NAMPA, Idaho — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be ramping up construction work soon on the stretch of I-84 between Nampa and Caldwell. The work will add more lanes to that entire section of the interstate.

Work will be done in phases from Franklin Boulevard in Nampa to the Highway 20-26 interchange in Caldwell. The project also involves crews demolishing and rebuilding both the Middleton Road and Ustick bridges that cross the freeway, remodeling them to accommodate the additional lanes.

"We're going to be improving safety. We're going to be improving the mobility of this area, and of course the economic opportunity because I-84is a regionally significant road used to transport freight, the goods and services that are produced right here in Idaho," said Jake Melder, ITD spokesperson.

Drivers are urged to watch out for lane shifts while driving through the construction zones, and make sure to obey the restricted speed limits and warning signs. The entire project should wrap up sometime next year.