Interstate 84 will be reduced to two lanes in both directions at the Meridian Interchange beginning the week of Sept. 14 and continuing into November, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
Drivers through the area should expect longer commute times, ITD said in a news release.
Lanes will be reduced on east- and westbound I-84 between the Eagle and Ten Mile interchanges, ITD reports.
Restricting lanes on I-84 is necessary to give crews room to build the outside two lanes and shoulder in both directions at the Meridian Interchange, the news release stated. Merging conditions will be continually adjusted at the Meridian Interchange during this work.
“This is the most challenging part of the project, due to the tight space for a work zone under the interchange,” said ITD Project Engineer Jayme Coonce. “Rebuilding the stretch of interstate at Meridian Road is the final phase of construction.”
By late November, construction at the Meridian Interchange will be finished, and that stretch of I-84 will reopen as four lanes in each direction.