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.