New Detour Planned on Interstate in the Magic Valley
(KLIX) - Yet another temporary traffic pattern is expected to take place for about eight hours starting at 10 p.m. on Tuesday on the interstate.
The traffic pattern will be in place for motorists heading east near the Salt Lake Interchange on I-84/86, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.
From 10 p.m. Tuesday until about 6 a.m. Wednesday, crews will install new structures to hold overhead signage, ITD said in a news release. The project is part of the larger Salt Lake Interchange replacement project that started in May 2018.
ITD Project Manager Travis Hitchcock explained in a statement:
Unlike previous detours that have been occurring in this area, this portion of construction requires that we direct motorists completely off of the interstate. Directing traffic to Idaho Highway 77 and Idaho Highway 81 will allow for safe installation of the structures without traffic traveling underneath.
Drivers should anticipate reduced speeds through the work zone and pay close attention to signs aimed to safely direct motorists through the area.
Construction of the larger project is scheduled to finish by late 2020.