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I-90, Beck Road Interchange
The Interstate 90 (I-90), Beck Road Interchange project emerged as a result of future traffic demands associated with growth at the western edge of Post Falls, Idaho near the Washington state border. Consistent with the City of Post Falls Comprehensive Plan, much of this area is being developed as a regional retail and employment center, and is expected to experience increased demand for access to and from I-90. New access to I-90 near Beck Road would relieve current and future congestion on the adjacent I-90 Interchanges, as well as on surrounding public roads. The approximate one mile spacing of Beck Road between the adjacent interchanges is an efficient interstate access location to serve this area.
A notice to proceed for construction on the interchange was issued by the Idaho Transportation Department in late June, 2012.
The project was privately funded by The Pointe LLC, developer of The Pointe at Post Falls, a commercial development on the north side of I-90 near Beck Road. Under the State Tax Anticipated Revenue (STAR) Legislation approved by the Idaho Legislature in 2007, the private company will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $35 million of approved project expenses using sales tax reimbursements from retail development within the project area.
Intersection Justification Report:
An Interchange Justification Report (IJR) was completed for the project in October 2010, and has been provisionally approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The IJR evaluated various improvement alternatives and recommended a new standard diamond interchange connecting I-90 to Pointe Parkway (to the north) and Riverbend Avenue (to the south). The FHWA accepted the interchange location from an engineering and operational standpoint, subject to Federal procedures for environmental approval and permitting.
Beck Road Interchange Public Hearing
An open house and public hearing was held at the Post Falls City Hall to gather public comment on the Environmental Assessment for a new interchange at N. Beck Road.
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