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Work at Ten Mile Creek begins Dec. 23 to prepare for new Meridian Interchange construction

Work at Ten Mile Creek begins Dec. 23 to prepare for new Meridian Interchange construction

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Dec 17, 2013

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will begin widening the bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Meridian Road and Interstate 84 on Monday, December 23.

Paving the way for additional lanes to be added on Meridian Road and the westbound on-ramp to I-84, the work is part of a new Meridian Interchange project that will begin next spring.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Most construction will occur during daylight hours.
  • The I-84 westbound on-ramp at Meridian Road will be open at all times.
  • Lanes on Meridian Road will remain open in each direction during the days.
  • Over the next several months lane restrictions might occur on Meridian Road overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Idaho Power has begun moving power lines and poles for utility work on Meridian Road. The city of Meridian will install a sewer line on the west side of Meridian Road from Overland Road north to Ten Mile Creek. Lanes on Meridian Road will remain open during the utility work.

Last summer, the Idaho Transportation Board agreed to replace the Meridian, Broadway and Gowen I-84 interchanges to improve mobility, safety and economic opportunity for Idahoans. The projects are being advanced through savings from the GARVEE (Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle) program.

Projects were selected based on readiness, pavement condition, congestion and safety. The total cost for the projects on I-84 is anticipated to be $124 million, $82 million coming from GARVEE. The construction cost is estimated at $90 million. The ITD anticipates that bids will be opened and contracts awarded by February.