Weekend Construction To Bring I-84 To A Standstill Through Southwest Idaho

Jun 1, 2017

Construction is planned on I-84 in the Treasure Valley for every weekend in June; motorists are advised to avoid the freeway.
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This weekend, repaving work stemming from the beating the I-84 took over the winter will shut down big sections of the interstate between Nampa and Caldwell.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and lasting through 5 a.m. Monday, the I-84 will be down to a single lane in each direction. It’s the Treasure Valley’s own version of Carmageddon.

The entire westbound side of the freeway will be shut down from the Franklin Road interchange in Caldwell to the Franklin Boulevard interchange in Nampa. Motorists will be forced to cross over to the eastbound side of the freeway as they make the drive west.

The Idaho Transportation Department has a clear message for drivers: Avoid the interstate this weekend while the repaving work is happening.

Entrances and exits to the freeway will also be impacted by the roadwork. Westbound on and off-ramps at the Franklin Road, Karcher and Northside Boulevard interchanges will all be closed.

Weekends in June will bring commuters consistent headaches; more road repairs are planned for every weekend this month.  

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