Bridge treatments on I-84 in Jerome & Minidoka counties to begin next week

Work is expected to begin next week on four Interstate 84 bridges and one overpass bridge on 850 West Road near Burley. ITD will resurface the bridges in order to extend their operational life.

Resurfacing will first occur on the 850 West Road overpass and traffic over the bridge will be detoured to the Burley/Paul Overpass at Exit 208 while this work is underway.

“Detouring traffic while the overpass is resurfaced allows us to complete work on the project more quickly. It also allows us to reduce project costs and lessen impacts to travelers,” said ITD project manager Randal Brunello.

While work takes place on I-84, traffic will be reduced to one lane through the work zone and motorists may encounter minor delays. As work shifts from one bridge to another, traffic patterns will also change.

Drivers should expect reduced speeds throughout the area and watch for crews during working hours.

Construction on the project is expected to be completed by September of this year. The general contractor is Coldwater Group.