State DOT News




8/3/2020

Contact:
Jessica Williams
ITD Office of Communication
208 886-7806
jessica.williams@itd.idaho.gov

TRAFFIC ALERT: Evening traffic on I-84 in Jerome County to experience delays tomorrow evening for controlled blasting

SHOSHONE---Dependent on the weather, controlled blasting will occur tomorrow evening (Tuesday, August 4) 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.

Work will not begin before 7:30 pm. Delays with previous blasting activities have been averaging approximately 15 minutes but drivers are advised to plan for 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 pilot cars that will be utilized to slow traffic on the interstate.

For more information on the project click here.

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