On Tuesday (Jan. 10), eastbound Interstate 84 will be reduced to one lane between mileposts 217 and 220. This closure will allow workers to relocate concrete barriers closer to the construction zone for the new Port of Entry (POE) facility east of Declo.
“These concrete barriers help create a buffer between vehicles traveling on the interstate and workers,” ITD Project Manager John Keifer said. “They play a key role in helping to safeguard our crews, but it’s important that motorists remember to drive engaged each time they get behind the wheel as well.”
Moving the barriers is expected to be complete in one day. Both westbound lanes will remain open while this work is underway.
The new POE location will facilitate more efficient trucking operations through advanced technology and will meet current federal compliance standards.
Elements of the new facility will include: new on- and off-ramps, support of utility infrastructure, scales with weigh-in-motion and automated vehicle identification technologies, video equipment, luminaries, signage and operations office buildings.
Motorists are advised to slow down, drive engaged and pay attention to signage in the area. Individuals can also check 511.idaho.gov for more information on road conditions and restrictions throughout the state.
Knife River is the general contractor on this project.