The Idaho Transportation Department will be changing location on the Eagle Road repaving project.
Rather than paving the intersections of McMillan, Ustick and Fairview this fall, ITD plans to begin repaving Eagle Road between the South Channel Bridge of the Boise River and Island Woods Drive. The pavement has deteriorated and needs to be replaced during this construction season. Beginning October 9, traffic on this portion of Eagle Road will move to one side overnight with one lane in each direction open. Work will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Paving work in this area is expected to wrap up late week.
ORIGINAL POST 8/29/2022
This week the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) begins work to repave Eagle Road from Interstate 84 to State Highway 44. The existing pavement will be milled off (removed) and replaced with new pavement. The new pavement is expected to last over 10 years.
All work will take place at night over two construction seasons. Work this year includes repaving Eagle Road from Overland Road to Franklin Road. In addition, ITD will repave the intersections of McMillan Road, Ustick Road, Fairview Avenue, and Franklin Road. During the intersection work, Eagle Road will be closed and traffic will be detoured to Cloverdale Road or Locust Grove Road.
Overnight closures and detours will begin at 10 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. on weekdays. Weekend opening times will vary between 6 and 9 a.m. All lanes will be open during the day.
In early September, the westbound on-ramp at the Eagle Road Interchange (Exit 46) will be closed for five nights. Each morning it will reopen at 6 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to the Meridian Interchange (Exit 44).
“More than 65,000 motorists use Eagle Road each day, and we appreciate your patience while ITD and the contractor make these needed improvements,” said Jeff Ryan, ITD Design and Construction Engineer. “If you want to learn about daily detours or traffic impacts, please text EagleRoad to 1-866-483-8422 to get the latest updates.”
During the repaving work, temporary steel plates will be placed on Eagle Road to cover manholes until the project is complete. Please drive with caution.
Idaho Materials & Construction is the contractor for this $18 million project. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2023.
For more information about the Eagle Road repaving project visit itdprojects.org/eagleroadrepairs or text EagleRoad to 1-866-483-8422 to request construction updates.