Interstate 84, eastbound, approaching Boise. Exit 35 departs here.
Exit 36. This was the start of a very, VERY long trip. Boise to New Orleans in 48 hours.
This is a rarity - this stretch of road is signed simultaneously as an Interstate (I-84), U.S. Highway (US 30) and a state highway (ID 55).
Close-up of the trifecta.
Exit 38, one of the many instances of Business Loop 84 in Idaho. Most are well-signed.
Exit 38 splits off here. As of the time of this photo, I-84 west of Boise was in the process of being widened.
Getting closer to Boise, as evidenced by this upcoming exits sign.
Here's another one.
Traffic starts picking up as we approach Exit 44.
This section of widened road appears to have been recently completed at the time this picture was taken.
Skipping ahead a bit in our coverage, 2 miles to Exit 49, the eastbound beginning of Interstate 184, the sole child route of the western I-84.
One mile to the start of Interstate 184. It's also about a mile to Exits 50A-B.
As seen on this sign, the I-184 exit can also be used to make connections to Franklin Road.
Getting ever closer.
Traffic bound for Interstate 184 departs to the left here. An additional offramp carries traffic to Cole and Overland Roads from the right lane.
Past I-184 now, we continue east on I-84. We're about to lose the left lanes.
Picture taken May 29, 2010
At the time of this picture, Interstate 84 was being widened in this section. Exit 52 departs here for Orchard Street.
1.5 miles to Exit 53, Vista Avenue. Note the odd sign for I-84 here - that's a blue background on the BGS.
More roadwork, yay. Exit 53 peels off here.
Exit 54, Broadway Avenue. Eh, construction signage, what are you going to do?
At this point, I-84 is co-signed with U.S. 20, 26 and 30.
Leaving Boise, this mileage sign shows the distance to the next three places of any consequence along the route. Aside from the area around Boise and Twin Falls, I-84 in Idaho is actually sort of desolate. Scenery's nice though.
Several older-style BGS's exist along I-84 in Idaho. This one is for Exit 57.
Old sign, old guardrail... is this the 80s?
One mile to Exit 59.
Exit 59A departs here.
The ramp for Exit 59B is coming up.
Exit 59B appears to be a loop ramp.
Another mileage sign.
Looks like Exit 64, 0.5 miles away to me. Amazingly, there's a VMS nearby as well.
I was right, it was Exit 64.
Another mileage sign, slightly messed up by the windshield on the Explorer.
Exit 74, Simco Road. Better stop here if you need it, the next exit's a little ways away.
Exit 74 departs ahead.
Mountain Home, next 3 exits.
A little fair warning for those heading for the U.S. Ecology Idaho Waste Site.
Exit 90, BL 84 to ID 51 and 67, connecting to Mountain Home and Bruneau. Mouthful.
Auxiliary signage for Exit 90.
Exit 95. Little hard to see, I know. Either way, U.S. 20 departs here and I-84 meets back up with BL 84.
Entering Mountain Home.
Exit 95 peels off here.
Exit 99, Old Oregon Trail Road. This is another one of those exits at which you may want to stop if the fuel light's come on. The next exit's a little far off.
Further east now, near the I-84/I-86 split. This section of highway was undergoing major work at the time this picture was taken.
I-84 takes more of a southeasterly slant after I-86 splits from it. We're now bound for Utah.
Here is a really, really old BGS for Exit 228.
Exit 237, 1 mile.
Looks like a gas stop is in order - next services 38 miles. In case you didn't know it already, welcome to the West. Here's another extremely old BGS, this one for Exit 245.
Yeah, that sign's showing its age.
Exit 254, one mile. Ten to the next exit after.
Another Old Sine Find, this for Exit 263.
I think this is the point where we crossed into Utah, but I was too late for the welcome sign.
Exit 5, UT 30, leading to Park Valley and Elko.
Exit 115 departs ahead, leading to Henefer and Echo. Wait, Echo? We're getting close to the end!
Last shot along I-84 East, one mile from the eastern terminus at I-80.