I-84, Garrity Interchange to Meridian Interchange Project
Project Number: A010(459)
Key Number: 10459
The I-84, Garrity Interchange to Meridian Interchange project involved designing and constructing a third lane to eastbound and westbound I-84 between the Garrity Boulevard and Meridian Road Interchanges. ITD anticipated that the additional lanes will be constructed within the existing median.
- Gaining the environmental clearance needed for construction—The National Environmental Policy Act requires ITD to examine all impacts to the environment resulting from the proposed project. ITD must prepare a document that identifies these impacts to the surrounding area before the project is approved.
- Designing capacity improvements —These early technical studies will identify design options before advancing the project into more detailed final design.
- Constructing improvements—Construction can begin once environmental clearance and the design are completed.
Now completed, this project will reduce congestion, add capacity and improve the safety of I-84 between the Garrity Interchange and the Meridian Interchange.
In 2001, the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and ITD completed a cooperative planning effort called the I-84 Corridor Study. The study examined the transportation system needs for the I-84 corridor from the WYE Interchange to Idaho 44 west of Caldwell.
The study recommended specific improvements that warranted further evaluation and implementation. The recommendation to widen the interstate segment between Garrity Blvd. and Meridian Road was included in the COMPASS study.
The funding for this project is entirely through the initial GARVEE bonds that were approved by the 2006 Legislature.
ITD started construction on this project in the fall of 2007, and completed the project in early August, 2010. ITD conducted public meetings for this project. The first meeting was held in December 2006.
Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.