Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, August 14, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 84° Clear
News

Idaho board approves an additional $86M to address I-84

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

Associated Press

BOISE – Idaho transportation officials have agreed to spend an additional $86 million to repair and add lanes on Interstate 84 near Nampa and Caldwell.

Jerry White, chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board, said Thursday’s decision shows the state’s commitment to addressing an important corridor that affects all of Idaho.

Earlier this year, the board had already allocated $150 million to repair the same corridor.

The funding comes from bonds known as “Grant Anticipation Revenue Bonds” – or GARVEE bonds. These bonds allow states to pay for new road projects and repay it with future federal highway payments. It’s a shift from a pay-as-you-go method because it allows states to fund critical transportation projects without putting up the cash first.

Thursday’s decision allocates the last of the $300 million the Idaho Legislature approved during the 2017 session.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

The journalists of The Spokesman-Review are a part of the community. They live here. They work here. They care. You can help keep local journalism strong right now with your contribution. Thank you.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)
Sponsored

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.