Law enforcement will reduce speeds and temporarily block access to Interstate 84 eastbound between Nampa and Mountain Home on Sunday, June 4 to accommodate those participating in a large motorcycle procession.
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 in Nampa prior to the start time,” said Idaho Transportation Department spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez. “This is being done to safely accommodate several hundred motorcyclists participating in the Idaho Patriot Thunder motorcycle ride between Eagle Road and Mountain Home (Exit 95).”
Organizers of the eighth annual Idaho Patriot Thunder Ride said the event is a fundraiser to help families of airmen stationed at the Mountain Home Air Force Base or families of those in the Idaho National Guard.
Surface streets along the route 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,” Gonzalez added.
ISP troopers 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 – which is expected to conclude in Mountain Home at about 2:30 p.m.
Temporarily blocked on-ramps will include: Garrity Boulevard, Ten Mile Road, Meridian Road, Eagle Road, Franklin Road, Milwaukee, the Flying 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 added.