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State of 208: I-84 Canyon County Expansion looks West

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 20:10:52-04

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — The multi million dollar Canyon County widening project is really taking shape, and there's more to come. The massive project may not be in the home stretch, but it is sure coming around the last turn.

Jake Melder with the Idaho Transportation Department says the last two months have seen huge milestones. "The biggest one people are going to be seeing is that we've completed the inside lanes in two directions on I-84, and that's where traffic is right now. And you probably don't know it now but you're driving on the brand new concrete that we placed just a few weeks ago."

Right now they're looking to have the majority of construction complete this winter, and it doesn't end there. Next up is the demolition and reconstruction of the Middleton and Ustick bridges west of Karcher road. There are also plans to widen I-84 right through Caldwell. As far as any long term construction of future road projects throughout the Treasure Valley. "The department has been working with cities in developing a portion of shared agreements that allows development to be able to contribute funding for improvement that are on the corridor. It's already being used in the city of Star and we're looking at making agreements with just about every city in the Treasure Valley."

One thing is for certain, daily commuters from Boise to Caldwell will notice a huge difference very soon.