Construction to start on Northside Blvd in Nampa
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Nampa drivers are going to feel the full effect of a rehab on the I-84 bridge at Exit 35 on Monday. The Idaho Transportation Department says that two bridges will be worked on that were built in 1966. "They're both getting to that stage where they need some maintenance work on them so we're going in to reseal and repair," Reed Hollinshead of ITD said.
The other bridge is a where I-84 crosses over a railroad track that is about a quarter mile away.
ITD says Northside Boulevard is the 8th busiest intersection in Idaho. They say they plan on taking away two lanes, leaving one lane in each direction and one middle turn lane.
ITD says the first three weeks crews will be working overnight. But after that they say paving gets going on the roads and that may cause some backups. "We expect most of this work is done after the morning commute and before the evening commute to minimize traffic impact but when you have 80,000 people a day you going to have impact no matter what you do," Hollinshead says.
Construction on the two bridges are expected to take around six months to finish. ITD are asking Nampa drivers to expect delays and to start thinking about using a different route.