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ITD board votes unanimously to spend the first $150M in new GARVEE bonds on I-84, Franklin to Karcher

The Idaho Transportation Board today voted unanimously to spend the first $150 million in proceeds from newly approved GARVEE bonds to repair and add lanes on I-84 between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road in Nampa to reduce congestion and improve safety. The project will include reconstructing existing lanes, adding a third lane in each direction, and upgrading bridges along the route.

“We recognize this I-84 corridor presents immediate safety and congestion concerns,” said Jerry Whitehead, ITD board chair. “ITD engineers have shown a readiness to tackle the project and the board supports moving quickly to improve this section of road."

Still pending are decisions on how to spend the rest of the $300 million in new GARVEE bonding authorization, and additional funding streams that lawmakers approved this year for road improvements.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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