Contact Us

ITD Exploring Options for Aged Jerome Rest Area

JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) The days are numbered for a rest area along Interstate 84 in Jerome County, however the Idaho Transportation Department isn’t quite sure how many. The I-84 Junction U.S. 93 Eastbound Rest Area, or commonly known as the I-84 Jerome Rest Area, just west of the Twin Falls Highway 93 exit is at the end of its lifespan. Regional ITD Spokesperson Nathan Jerke says the facility was built sometime in the 1970’s and is showing its age. That has led to discussion on the future of the facility and whether or not to tear it down and move on.
Jerke says there is one possibility of contracting with an area truck stop to provide parking and bathroom facilities, however those discussions have no time table as does the closing of the rest area. ITD will keep the facility open for as long as it is safe to do so and is no hurry to close it, according to Jerke. The westbound rest area that was located just east of the I-84/Highway 93 interchange was removed in the mid-90’s. Jerke says an agreement with a truck stop, known as “Oasis” Rest Areas, would come with specific requirements which include outside access to restroom facilities 24/7.
There are two other similar arrangements ITD has with private entities, one of which is off I-15 at the Flying J Truck Stop in McCammon. There travelers have access to the restrooms, water fountains, vending machines, and phones. Customers are not required to purchase merchandise from the store. Jerke says the I-84 Jerome Rest Area was built at a time when not much existed in the area. Now, there are more amenities available to travelers down the road and surrounding areas.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.