Lanes to be reduced on westbound Interstate 84 starting Wednesday for Port of Entry project east of Declo

This Wednesday, westbound Interstate 84 will be reduced to a single lane from milepost 216 – 220. This reduction is expected to be in place for 10 days so crews can perform work relating to construction of the new Port of Entry facility east of Declo.

“We are at the beginning stages of this construction project which will relocate the Cotterel Port of Entry to a new site that provides a safer traveling experience for all drivers,” said ITD Project Manager Sam Purser.

The new location on I-84 will facilitate more efficient trucking operations through advanced technology and will meet current federal compliance standards.

Elements of the new facility will include: new westbound on and off ramps, support of utility infrastructure, scales with weigh-in-motion and automated vehicle identification technologies, video equipment, lighting, signage and operations office buildings.

“Most of the work will occur off the interstate and have minimal impacts to traffic,” stated Purser. “Some work, however, will require us to reduce lanes along I-84 in order to tie the newly constructed infrastructure into the interstate.”

Motorists are advised to check 511 before traveling for updated traffic impacts.

Knife River is the general contractor on this project that is expected to be complete next summer.