ITD: Expect overnight lane closures on Interstate 84

ITD: Expect overnight lane closures on Interstate 84
Posted at 11:16 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 14:24:19-05

The Idaho Transportation Department has scheduled overnight lane restrictions on Interstate 84 in Nampa this week to complete geotechnical tests for upcoming improvements to the Interstate.

Weather permitting, one lane of east- and westbound I-84 will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Dec. 4th to Dec. 8th.

“This geotechnical work is one of the first steps of designing substantial improvements to I-84 between the Karcher Interchange and Franklin Boulevard Interchange,” said ITD spokesman Jake Melder.

ITD is planning to widen the interstate, redesign the Northside Interchange, and replace the Karcher overpass and bridges over the railroad and Mason Creek. “Improvements are expected to improve safety, capacity and traffic flow in Canyon County for many years,” Melder said. 

Construction could begin as early as fall of next year.