Boise & Garden City

ITD says Fairview on-ramp to the Boise Connector will stay open tonight after all

The Idaho Transportation Department had originally intended to close the on-ramp leading from Fairview Avenue to the eastbound Connector, toward Downtown Boise, due to nearby bridge work Tuesday night.

But that won’t be necessary now, the agency announced, because work Monday night to remove concrete from the Orchard Street Bridge finished ahead of schedule.

The overhaul of the Orchard bridge over the Connector will still lead to some lane restrictions on the freeway from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Orchard Street also remains restricted to one lane in each direction from Bond to Irving streets, and southbound traffic on Orchard can’t access the on-ramp for the Connector there.