Dependent on the weather, controlled blasting will occur tomorrow afternoon (Friday, July 31) in the median of Interstate 84 between Twin Falls and Jerome. For safety, traffic will not be allowed through the area while this activity is underway.
Carefully controlled blasting is required to loosen the hard rock in the median.
This work was previously scheduled to begin in the evening, but has been moved to 2:00 pm in order to avoid potential adverse weather. Drivers may encounter delays up to 60 minutes.
ITD is asking motorists to consider using alternate routes while this work occurs. Electronic message boards and signage will be activated on the interstate in advance of the event. Motorists are advised to adhere to signs and pay attention to flaggers and Idaho State Police who will be assisting with slowing traffic on the interstate.
For more information on the project click here.