Law enforcement officials will be reducing speeds and temporarily blocking access to Interstate 84 eastbound lanes between Nampa and Mountain Home this Sunday, June 10th because of the organized Idaho Patriot Thunder motorcycle ride.
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 that start time. This is being done to safely accommodate several hundred motorcyclists participating in the motorcycle ride between Eagle Road and Mountain Home,” said Idaho Transportation Department spokesperson Jennifer Gonzalez.
Surface streets 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.
Personnel from ISP and multiple local law enforcement agencies from Ada and Elmore counties will monitor traffic conditions and interstate access at the following interchanges prior to, during, and after the ride concludes in Mountain Home at approximately 12:30 p.m., Gonzalez stated.
Temporarily blocked on-ramps include: Garrity Boulevard, Ten Mile Road, Meridian Road, Eagle Road, Franklin Road, Milwaukee, 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, regular traffic flow should resume.