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Idaho to receive $90M to expand I-84

August 29, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will receive more than $90 million in federal grant money to help expand Interstate 84.

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top transportation officials announced the approval of the grant on Wednesday. The grant will be used to fund the expansion of a 2.8 mile stretch along I-84 in Canyon County.

Nationwide, the Infrastructure For Rebuilding America program — which is through the U.S. Department of Transportation — has allocated nearly $1.5 billion to support 26 projects across the country.

The entire project is expected to cost $150 million, with the remaining funding coming from state and local agencies.

Construction on the project will begin later this year.

Otter called the expansion as “vital” to the state’s economy, adding that the project will help address safety and improve mobility in a region currently experiencing an economic boom.

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