From left, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Gov. Butch Otter and then-state Sen. John McGee take part in a 2009 groundbreaking ceremony for the Vista Avenue interchange reconstruction on I-84. The work was part of a package of I-84 improvements the state financed by borrowing money and using future federal fuel-tax payments to Idaho to pay it back.
From left, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Gov. Butch Otter and then-state Sen. John McGee take part in a 2009 groundbreaking ceremony for the Vista Avenue interchange reconstruction on I-84. The work was part of a package of I-84 improvements the state financed by borrowing money and using future federal fuel-tax payments to Idaho to pay it back. Joe Jaszewski Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman
From left, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Gov. Butch Otter and then-state Sen. John McGee take part in a 2009 groundbreaking ceremony for the Vista Avenue interchange reconstruction on I-84. The work was part of a package of I-84 improvements the state financed by borrowing money and using future federal fuel-tax payments to Idaho to pay it back. Joe Jaszewski Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman

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