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The project to expand I-84 in Canyon County is set to get a big financial boost. On Thursday, the Idaho Transportation Board approved over $100 million in additional funding for the freeway widening from a variety of sources.

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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.

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Repairs to a heavily worn section of Interstate 84 in the Treasure Valley will get underway soon.

The Idaho Transportation Department will start repairing and resurfacing the pothole-pocked pavement between Nampa and Caldwell this summer. During four weekends all I-84 traffic will be moved to one side of the interstate while crews work to rebuild the opposite side.

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We’re only midway through spring, but motorists should plan ahead as they drive across the state this summer. Magic Valley roadways will see lots of construction in the upcoming season.

The terrain of the Magic Valley may change heading through Jerome, Twin Falls and Burley, but a constant companion along the drive this summer will be orange cones.

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On average, nine fires spark each year along Interstate 84, burning more than 1,000 acres. Now, the Bureau of Land Management is partnering with various agencies to cut down on the risk of roadside wildfires.

Fire officials are building a firebreak along a 10-mile stretch of the highway to keep fire starts from trailer chains or hot mufflers to a minimum.

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Update 3:15 p.m.: The Idaho State Police (ISP) report the westbound lanes of I-84 reopened at about 2:00 p.m. That’s after a 46-car-accident caused a five-hour delay.

An ISP spokesperson says a swerving logging truck caused a chain reaction of accidents. Tow trucks, another logging truck, and a boom had to be brought in to clear vehicles and logs from the road.

There’s a new lawsuit in that deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon that happened just before New Year’s Eve. Two young victims of the accident say the driver was fatigued and going to fast.

Two boys, ages 15 and 16, who filed a lawsuit, describe a harrowing scene. The boys are from Korea, in the U.S. on student visas. They say the tour bus flipped end over end as it fell hundreds of feet down an embankment.

The Northwest Korean community is grieving two more victims in that deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon. So far, seven of the nine victims’ names have been released in the accident that also injured dozens.

One of the latest two victims to be identified is Chun Ho Bahn, age 63. She was a U.S. Citizen from Bothell, Washington. Her husband is being treated at a hospital in Pendleton. The other victim is Ae Ja Kim, age 61, from Korea. Her husband is still being treated in Portland, Oregon.

Investigation Continues Into Deadly I-84 Bus Crash

Dec 31, 2012

Investigators in Eastern Oregon say snowy conditions likely played a role in yesterday's crash of a tour bus that left nine  people dead east of Pendleton. According to Oregon State Police the bus crashed through a guardrail before plummeting at least 200 feet down a steep highway embankment along I-84. At least 26 people were transported to hospitals with a range of injuries.  Oregon State Police Spokesman Gregg Hastings says investigators are still trying to piece together the events that lead to the crash.