Cloverdale Overpass update

The support girders for a section of overpass straddle the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 at Cloverdale, Tuesday, March 5. Construction is slated to be complete by September.

The newly rebuilt Cloverdale Overpass over Interstate 84 partially reopened this weekend, roughly a year after it was damaged by a fiery multivehicle crash on the interstate.

The damage was so severe the bridge had to be torn down and rebuilt. On Saturday, June 15, one lane of travel in each direction reopened, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

When fully finished, the bridge will be wider than it was before, with two lanes in each direction, bike lanes and sidewalks. ITD is rebuilding the bridge, and the Ada County Highway District is widening Cloverdale Road leading up to the overpass, between Franklin Road and Camas Drive. Improvements include two travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, a raised bike lane and a new bridge over the Ridenbaugh Canal.

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Construction is expected to be complete by September.

To mark the reopening of one lane in each direction, ACHD held a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Monday in the parking lot at Spalding Elementary School, 12311 West Braddock Drive in Boise.

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