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ITD approves additional $86 million for I-84 expansion between Nampa to Caldwell

The additional funding will help pay for the estimated $330 million worth of improvements that are planned for the busy stretch of interstate between Franklin Boulevard in Nampa toward Caldwell. (ITD Photo)

The Idaho Transportation Board has approved an additional $86 million to widen Interstate-84 in Canyon County.

The additional funding will help pay for the estimated $330 million worth of improvements that are planned for the busy stretch of interstate between Franklin Boulevard in Nampa toward Caldwell.

"This decision shows the commitment of the board to address a high-priority need in the state," said board chairman Jerry Whitehead. "Improving the Interstate will enhance safety on our roads and benefit the regional economy by moving goods and people more efficiently."

This decision allocated all of the $300 million in GARVEE bonds the Idaho Legislature approved during the 2017 session. The board previously approved $64 million for improvements in northern Idaho.

Additionally, the board approved spending $6 million from state funds for preliminary engineering services on the Idaho Highway 16 corridor. Connecting ID-16 with I-84 is listed as a priority in the long-term regional plan. This engineering prepares the department to move forward with those plans.

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