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1/11/2017

Contact:
Jennifer Gonzalez
District 3 Communication
208.334.8938
jennifer.gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov

Crews on scene, making emergency repairs to I-84 in Canyon County

BOISE - To ensure the safety of the traveling public, the Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho State Police made the decision to close a stretch of westbound Interstate 84 between Nampa and Caldwell this morning (Wednesday Jan. 11) due to significant pavement damage.

There will be an availability for media interviews and video/photo access on exit 35 at 1:00 pm Wednesday, Jan. 11. Please bring any reflective vests and hardhats you may have.

The goal is to reopen the Interstate before the evening commute to at least one lane of traffic. Further repairs are likely in the coming days depending on weather conditions. This will require additional lane reductions. ITD will notify with as much advanced notice as possible.

ITD is aware of the pavement conditions. We have projects already planned to rebuild this stretch of road in 2018 and 2019. Due to this harsh winter, the Department is already working on plans to hopefully begin that project this summer.

The recent harsh weather conditions have caused multiple potholes. ITD has placed as many resources to address fixing the Interstate in the short and long term. We are also working with a contractor to conduct emergency repairs.

Inclement weather continues to affect the area. Plow crews are monitoring the forecast and preparing other roadways in order to keep them open to traffic.

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