Big changes coming to Interstate 84 Meridian Road interchange this week

On Friday, June 26, at 10 p.m. ITD will close and remove the eastbound Interstate 84 on-ramp from southbound Meridian Road.

The “loop” ramp is being removed to make way for a new longer and wider eastbound off-ramp that will be part of the new Meridian interchange.

Motorists will be able to access eastbound I-84 from Meridian Road using a temporary signal.

On Friday and Saturday nights, June 26 and 27, Meridian Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers between Central Drive and Overland Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be shifting traffic to the east. The traffic shift will remain in place through the summer as crews rebuild the west side of Meridian Road.

All on- and off-ramps at the Meridian interchange will be shifted to the north and temporary signals will be installed.

“Over the next several weeks, drivers will begin to see the new Meridian Interchange visibly take shape as construction nears the final phase,” said Jayme Coonce, ITD project engineer, in a press release. “Shifting traffic onto the ramps that are part of the final configuration for the new single-point urban interchange is a key milestone.”

The work zone speed limit is 35 mph on Meridian Road and 55 mph on I-84.

The $50.8 million Meridian Road interchange project is expected to be completed late this year.