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New Ramps at I-84/US 93 Junction
Drivers will be able to enter and exit eastbound Interstate 84 in a new manner as soon as Wednesday and most likely by the end of the week, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. After the new traffic signal south of the I-84/US 93 junction is ready for use, traffic will use the new eastbound on- and off- ramps.
Construction on the longer ramps for traffic entering and exiting eastbound I-84 at the junction began last spring. The old ramps and signal will be taken out as reconstruction of the bridge approach continues.
The contractor will now start constructing the I-84 eastbound bridge over US 93. They will be placing the concrete highway surface, constructing approach slabs and adjoining roadway, and installing safety devices. There will also be an additional section of roadway built for northbound US 93 traffic as it enters the westbound I-84 on-ramp. The work is expected to be completed in October.
The expanded ramps will raise the overall height clearance for US 93 traffic passing under I-84, allow more space for turning traffic at the new signal, reduce speed variations on the ramps, and include space for future development at the junction.