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Annual Idaho Potato Drop to impact traffic, road closures

The annual Idaho Potato Drop, along with several other events and road construction projects will impact traffic on roadways throughout Ada County. (CBS2 Photo)

The annual Idaho Potato Drop, along with several other events and road construction projects, will impact traffic on roadways throughout Ada County.

Motorists can expect delays on the following segments of roadway and should plan alternate routes of travel whenever possible.

According to the Ada County Highway District, the annual Idaho Potato Drop that will be at midnight on January 1st and is expected to draw more than 5,000 people to downtown Boise.

Road closures will take place in three phases starting on Friday, December 28th after 3 p.m. The remainder of the closures will happen on Saturday, December 29th. The following roads will be closed:

-Friday, December 28th after 3 p.m. Capitol Boulevard between Bannock and Jefferson will be closed.

-Saturday December 29th after 8 a.m., Jefferson between 6th and 8th Streets and Bannock between 6th and Capitol will be closed.

-Starting after 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Capitol Street closure will extend south from Bannock to Idaho. Traffic on Main and Idaho will not be impacted.

-The Bannock closure will be extended to encompass Bannock from 6th to 8th Streets.

Traffic in this area will see minor delays on Saturday and on Sunday, December 30th until 11 p.m. Sunday night. After 11 p.m. Sunday, expect significant delays and heavy pedestrian traffic. That is expected to last through Tuesday, January 1st.


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