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Work on I-84 850 West Road Overpass Near Burley Begins Monday

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By Paul Johnson

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - On Monday, August 4, crews will begin the repair of the 850 West bridge over I-84 in western Minidoka County. Repairs are being completed following a June 13 fatal crash of a semi-truck that drove off the roadway, leveled about 200 feet of guardrail, destroyed a concrete bridge pier and cracked a bridge pier cap. The bridge has since been supported by temporary wooden columns, and the 850 West roadway has been closed to all traffic at the structure since the crash.

During the replacement of the pier and repair of the pier cap, the roadway will be reduced to one lane and a 65-mph speed restriction will be in effect through the work zone.

ITD initiated an expedited contracting process to complete repairs and open the roadway. The initial cost of repairs will be state-funded, until the cost is recovered from the driver’s insurance. The damaged guardrail was replaced in June.


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