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Good news for Nampa commuters: Road damage near I-84 fixed, city says

A look at some of the roadway damage early Friday.
A look at some of the roadway damage early Friday.

6/3/2018 update:

After working "around the clock" for several days, construction crews have repaired road damage to a major Nampa thoroughfare in time for Monday morning traffic, according to social media updates from the city.

A water main break damaged part of Garrity/Idaho Center Boulevard early Friday morning, causing detours and cutting off some access to Interstate 84. Crews worked through the weekend to repair the water main and clear asphalt and other debris. Officials on Friday said they were trying to determine what caused the water main to fail.

The city of Nampa posted photos of the completed construction on social media shortly before 8 a.m. on Sunday, earning thanks from many commenters for the quick repair.

Nampa city officials say a water main broke at about 3:40 a.m. Friday under the Garrity overpass.

Water service had been restored by about 6:30 a.m. But the break damaged part of Garrity/Idaho Center Boulevard and detours are in place this morning.

Specifically: Southbound traffic on Idaho Center Boulevard is being diverted at Franklin Road. Drivers wanting to access the interstate are being sent east to Ten Mile Road.

Anyone northbound to the interstate on Garrity can still get to the on-ramp toward Boise.

Crews were working Friday morning to clear asphalt from the water main break, according to a city of Nampa Facebook post. Afternoon commuters from Ada County will be able to use the Garrity off-ramp and turn north toward the Idaho Center, but commuters heading south (toward Happy Valley) will need to take Ten Mile or an alternative route.

No estimate was immediately available on how long it will take to fix the damage to the road.

This is a breaking news report. Check back for updates as they are available.

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