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District 1

Overview

North Idaho

d1_i90bridgeDistrict 1 covers just more than 7,750 square miles of northern Idaho and maintains 1472 lane miles (lanes of road, on- and off-ramps, etc.) and 279 bridges.

Included in the five-county District 1 region is some of the most beautiful country in the Pacific Northwest, as the area is known for its recreational opportunities and for being a major commercial route to both entry ports into Canada. District 1 currently oversees more than 3.5 million vehicle miles traveled daily.

District headquarters is located in Kootenai County at 600 West Prairie Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, with Damon L. Allen as district engineer. Jim Coleman, of Hayden Lake, has represented District 1 on the Idaho Transportation Board since Feb. 2007.


Contacts
District 1 Phone: (208) 772-1200
District 1 Fax: (208) 772-1203
DMV contact info with directions
Contact: Megan Sausser (208) 772-1295
Jim Coleman
Jim Coleman
Board Member
(208) 762-4704
damon-allen
Damon L. Allen
District Engineer
Email Damon

Projects

Granite NorthThis $15 million project is a continuation of ITD’s investment in safety and mobility improvements to US-95 at Granite Hill north of Athol.

The project will:

  • Realign and widen approximately 1.5 miles of the highway to two lanes in each direction.
  • Add frontage roads for local access to potentially both sides of the highway.
  • Improve the Trails End Road intersection by realigning the new frontage road connections to be perpendicular to the highway.

ITD is developing this project to utilize the Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) transportation bond funding source.

Currently the project is in the early design stage. ITD will conduct one-on-one meetings with individual property owners adjacent to the project and will also host a public open house in late spring 2018.

Any questions can be emailed to US95Corridor@itd.idaho.gov or directed to the district office at (208) 772-1200.

ID-53 InterchangeITD will reconfigure several roadways near the junctions of ID-53 and Garwood Road with US-95 north of Hayden. Improvements are part of a larger vision to improve traffic flow and enhance safety on a local and regional level for present and future users along US-95 between Garwood Road and Sagle.

The proposed project will:

  • Construct a new interchange at US-95 and ID-53.
  • Realign and widen ID-53 from Ramsey Road to US-95.
  • Replace the existing deficient ID-53 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR).
  • Construct an overpass at Garwood Road over US-95 and the UPRR, eliminating direct access to US-95 at Garwood Road.
  • Construct a new east-side frontage road from ID-53 to Garwood Road.
  • Construct an assortment of connector roadways.

Design and construction are expected to cost $41 million. ITD is developing this project to utilize the Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) transportation bond funding source.

A public open house will be held in late summer 2018, and construction may start as early as summer 2019.

Any questions can be emailed to US95Corridor@itd.idaho.gov or directed to the district office at (208) 772-1200.

A public hearing was held in January 2018 to share information on proposed improvements to US-95 between I-90 and ID-53 in Kootenai County. Proposed improvements include changes to signal spacing and the type of movements that are allowed at select intersections. Improvements were identified by a study of the corridor to improve the flow traffic on the highway. ITD was awarded a $5.1 million FASTLANE grant in October 2016 to support economic development in the region.

The proposed US-95 N Corridor Access Improvements include:

  • Modify traffic signal spacing by removing two signals and adding two signals*
  • Modify vehicle-median crossings at non-signalized locations
  • Extend Wilbur Avenue between US-95 and Government Way
  • Add new turn lanes for increased capacity and freight movements
  • Reconstruct the existing shared-use path

*Signals at Bosanko and Canfield avenues will be removed. Signals will be installed at Wilbur and Miles avenues.

Contact: Carrie Ann Hewitt at CarrieAnn.Hewitt@itd.idaho.gov or 208-772-1230

The primary objectives of this project are to (1) provide 4 lanes of through traffic on US-95 to the Northwest Blvd Interchange, and (2) modify the intersection with Lincoln Way and Walnut Ave.

The section of US-95 between Blackwell Slough and Linden Ave is one of the only remaining 2-lane sections between Worley and Athol. As ITD plans for the future of this corridor, it is apparent that anything less than 4 lanes of through traffic will be insufficient to handle the rapid growth of the Coeur d’Alene region. This project will add a travel lane in both directions, terminating at the Northwest Blvd ramps.

The existing intersection with Lincoln Way and Walnut Ave is highly unfavorable for the traveling public. While US-95 through traffic is free-flowing, all other movements are subject to a confusing 3-way stop condition, with northbound US-95 having to turn left at the intersection to stay on the highway. Due to the high traffic volumes and confusing layout, this intersection is a high risk for crashes and near misses, and does not perform well during peak hours. This project will redirect all the US-95 lanes to the same curve alignment, and will eliminate some of the high risk turning movements to and from the local side streets, improving the safety and mobility of the traveling public through this intersection.

Public Hearing Time and Location:
March 12th, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Winton Elementary School
920 W Lacrosse Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Project Story Map Site: US-95: IC# 430 to Lacrosse Ave

This project is the second stage of a two-stage project through Bonners Ferry. This stage of the project will improve safety and mobility on US-95 from Labrosse Hill St (milepost 505.0) up through Alderson Ln (milepost 506.25). The safety and mobility improvements will be accomplished by widening the roadway through the entire project length to three lanes with 6-foot shoulders. Sidewalk will be added along both sides of the roadway to improve pedestrian safety. In some areas, the sidewalk will be separated from the roadway by a 5-foot vegetated buffer.

Other improvements include updates to the existing storm water system to help improve drainage along the highway, and lighting will be added along the entire length of the project to improve visibility at night for both vehicles and pedestrians.

The design is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018, and the project will begin construction in 2020.

Project Story Map Site: US-95: Labrosse Hill St to Alderson Lane

This US-95 project’s major improvements include a consistent 3-lane section from Alderson Ln to Madison St, with wider shoulders, sidewalks on both sides of US-95 separated from the road by a grass buffer area, highway lighting, and the removal of the traffic signal at Alderson Ln. Changes north of Madison include a reduction to two lanes on the South Hill, highway lighting, and a new 8-foot sidewalk on the west side of the street.

After reviewing public comments and meeting with local representatives, ITD will construct the project as presented at the open house held on December 14, 2017. Construction is planned to begin in 2018 and end in 2019. ITD will continue to work with property owners to address access concerns and will review the need for traffic signals in Bonners Ferry after the city completes its transportation plan.

A public hearing was held on January 25, 2018, to share information about the expansion of Idaho Highway 41 from Prairie Avenue to Boekel Road. ITD collected public comments to become part of the project record from January 25 to February 8, 2018.


The proposed ID-41: Prairie Avenue to Boekel Road Project include:

  • Widening the roadway to a divided, four-lane highway
  • Reconstructing the roadway surface
  • Replacing the signal at Hayden Avenue
  • Adding turn lanes and signals at Lancaster Road and Nagel Lane
  • Constructing a railroad overpass between Hayden and Wyoming avenues
  • Removing the railroad crossing between Prairie and Hayden avenues
  • Building a pedestrian underpass near Nagel Lane
  • Constructing a multi-use pathway along the east side of the highway

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) held a public hearing on November 28, 2017, to provide information and collect input on plans to reconstruct approximately two miles of Idaho 41 between Mullan Avenue and Prairie Avenue.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Widening the roadway to a four-lane highway
  • Reconstructing the roadway surface
  • Installing improvements at four intersections
  • Constructing stormwater facilities to improve drainage
  • Adding a separated bicycle-pedestrian path

Eight project team members attended the hearing to greet stakeholders and answer any questions. A total of 67 attendees signed in at the public hearing, and 30 comments were submitted to ITD via email and through the project website. Many comments submitted will continue to be addressed through right-of-way negotiations.

ID-41 16th Ave to Prairie Ave Typical Section
ID-41 16th Ave to Prairie Ave Typical Section

St. Maries Bridge Replacement MapProject construction has started and is scheduled to be complete by summer 2019. The primary project tasks include removing and replacing both the St. Maries River Railroad Bridge and the St. Joe River Bridge.

  • Crews will work during daylight hours Monday through Friday and weekends as needed. Traffic impacts will vary throughout the project. Visit this project page for updates.
  • The new bridges will include one lane in each direction with a wider shoulder and sidewalk on each side.
  • Additional work includes resurfacing the roadway, replacing guardrail and signs, enhancing pedestrian facilities to meet ADA Standards, & realigning the intersections.

Construction Update
Construction on the substructure of the river bridge has started and will continue through spring 2018.
  • Traffic is only restricted on Riverside Avenue (under the bridge) between 1st and 4th Streets. The primary road impact is anticipated to start in spring 2018 when crews start work on the river bridge deck.
  • Railroad Bride Replacement – Detour Route
  • Residents and businesses will experience occasional noise, dust and vibration during working hours.
  • Crews will work during daylight hours Monday through Friday and weekends as needed.
  • Traffic impacts will vary throughout the project.
  • Please check back for current information or call Gemma Puddy at 208-292-8515 for updates.

Contact the project team or to sign up for construction updates
Call: 208-292-8515 │ Email: gpuddy@langdongroupinc.com
 
Go to 511.idaho.gov for current construction impacts or download the 511 Traveler App from Google Play or iTunes.
Construction Schedule

The schedule below reflects the current anticipated schedule:

Early winter 2017 through spring 2018

  • Crews will construct the river bridge foundation.
  • Riverside Ave between 4th and 1st will be closed intermittently.
  • Intermittent lane closures will take place as needed to mobilize equipment.

Spring through summer 2018

  • Crews will construct the west half of the new river bridge and will complete improvements on Railroad Ave.
  • The road will be reduced to one lane with a temporary signal to direct traffic.
  • Delays during peak hours can be expected.
  • A pedestrian pathway will be maintained.

Summer through fall 2018

  • Crews will remove and replace the railroad bridge.
  • The detour through town will be in place.

Summer through winter 2018

  • Crews will construct the east half of the new River Bridge.
  • Two-way traffic will be shifted onto the new west side of the bridge.
  • A pedestrian pathway will be maintained.

Please note that this schedule is still subject to change as the design is further developed and as we get critical subcontractors on board.
 


Project Improvements
The project will update the aging infrastructure, improve safety, enhance pedestrian facilities, and provide a smoother driving surface.

Railroad BridgeSt. Maries Cross-section View

  • Two travel lanes, sidewalks and shoulders

River Bridge

  • Two travel lanes, sidewalks and shoulders

ID-3 between ID-5 (College Avenue) and Ed’s R&R Carwash

  • Resurfacing, roadway signage on ID-3, guardrail and signs in several locations
  • Pedestrian facilities to accommodate those with disabilities
  • Intersection and roadway drainage system enhancements

Railroad Avenue

  • Resurfacing between ID-3 and 10th Street

Critical repair work was completed in December 2016 on the U.S. 95 Long Bridge in Sandpoint. Crews structured the work in a effort to allow two-way traffic and pedestrian access. This was an interim step until a large-scale maintenance project can be designed and constructed around 2018. The cost of this initial work was $2 million, while the full repairs are estimated at approximately $16 million.

D-1 Long Bridge This first-phase effort completed necessary repairs while also helping determine the magnitude of repairs needed for the second phase. Crews resealed the roadway bridge deck with epoxy to protect the surface against water and weather damage, replaced bearing pads and repaired patches on the bridge, along with preservation work on the piles and sealing joints on both structures.

The epoxy work was the best short term solution to seal the bridge deck to keep it from eroding. It is a rougher surface than regular repaving and is the best short term solution to keep the deck from coming apart. Also, to maintain two lines of traffic during construction, the epoxy was laid down in thirds versus each lane at a time. This left two seams in the roadway versus just one right down the middle. If it was sealed each lane at a time, ITD would have to close the bridge for long periods of time.

The work that was done will help ITD determine the best way to manage traffic flows during construction and determine the structural and deck work that needs to be done on the next phase. The project could start as soon as next spring and will have a strong economic impact on Bonner County.

Photos of Phase 1 Construction Repairs

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

Accommodation Requests
Accessibility Contact
External Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Grievance Procedure

New Revenue Projects

News

Replacement of Kingston Bridge east of CDA begins Feb. 26

February 20, 2018
This project is one of several projects throughout the north Idaho region aimed at extending the service lives of aging local bridges, benefitting the safety and mobility of drivers.
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Public hearing for US-95 improvements held Jan. 31 in Coeur d’Alene

January 26, 2018
A public hearing will be held Wednesday to share information on proposed improvements to US-95 between Interstate 90 and Idaho Highway 53 in Kootenai County.
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ITD seeks public comment Jan. 25 in CDA on ID-41 expansion

January 16, 2018
The public is invited to a hearing on Jan. 25 about the expansion of ID-41 from Prairie Avenue to Boekel Road.
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Paving awards are big win for north Idaho projects and drivers

January 16, 2018
COEUR D'ALENE - Three north Idaho projects received recognition from the National Asphalt and Paving Association just before Christmas for...
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North Idaho officers to work across jurisdictions to combat impaired driving this holiday season

December 20, 2017
With help from ITD, more officers will be patrolling for DUIs in Kootenai County during the holiday season.
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Planning

CDA Lake Drive

Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive Corridor Master Plan

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is in the process of evaluating the possibilities of transferring jurisdictional control of Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive (Sherman Ave. to Higgins Point, hereafter referred to as “the corridor”) to a local entity or entities. ITD has been collaborating with several local entities including East Side Highway District (ESHD), Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR), and the City of Coeur d’Alene (City) as potential receipts of jurisdictional control.

Coeur d’Alene (CDA) Lake Drive was designated US Route 10 in 1927 and operated as a highway until I-90 was completed in the early 1990s. Now CDA Lake Drive functions as a local road and ITD is interested in transferring CDA Lake Drive jurisdiction to a local government entity (or entities) to improve operations, maintenance, and management. ITD is organized and equipped to efficiently manage and maintain roads and highways with higher traffic volumes and needs to use its limited resources on these facilities. ITD decided to evaluate options for transferring jurisdiction to a local entity (or entities) because it is likely that a local entity (or entities) can operate the road at a higher level of maintenance and responsiveness at a lower cost and make better local decisions affecting the community. ITD has a limited amount of funding to provide a one-time payment to a local entity (or entities) to take over jurisdiction.

ITD selected Welch Comer Engineers of Coeur d’Alene to complete a Master Plan of the roadway to determine its current condition, estimate future maintenance costs, and also evaluate opportunities for potential additional public uses and enhancements within the corridor. This information has been presented to the local entities for their consideration and was presented at a public meeting on May 5, 2016 in Coeur d’Alene.

ITD’s objective with completing the evaluation is to objectively analyze CDA Lake Drive’s current condition, needed repairs and on-going operation and maintenance needs. This information can be used by local entities to evaluate accepting the CDA Lake Drive jurisdiction.

ITD is considering funding necessary road maintenance and improvements to reduce future maintenance costs for local entities that may take jurisdiction. ITD’s goal is for a local entity, that is best equipped to cost effectively manage and operate the corridor to the highest level of maintenance and can best serve the community’s expectation of function and use of the road, to take over jurisdiction. If local entities do not take over jurisdiction, ITD will only be able to provide a minimal level of maintenance necessary to keep the road safe.


Contacts
Those with questions about the project can contact Ben Ward at (208) 772-1285 or email Ben.Ward@itd.idaho.gov

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

Accommodation Requests
Accessibility Contact
External Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Grievance Procedure

Construction List

North Idaho: 2017 Highway Construction Projects (District 1)

I-90: Northwest Boulevard to Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene

  • Between May and October of 2017, ITD contractor Interstate Concrete and Asphalt reconstructed the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-90 between Sherman Avenue and Ninth Street. The westbound Centennial Trail Bridge was also repaired. During construction, contractors worked at night and on the weekends to minimize impacts to traffic and complete the project on time.
  • I-90 Project: Sherman Avenue to Blue Creek Bay Bridge
    I-90 Project: Sherman Avenue to Blue Creek Bay Bridge
  • Work will begin again in May of 2018 to reconstruct I-90 from Ninth Street to Northwest Boulevard and repair the eastbound Centennial Trail Bridge. The contractor will again work day, night, and weekends in order to get the work done on time. All work is scheduled to be complete by the end of September. The project to date is within its budget of $19.9 million.

I-90: Mullan to Montana

  • In 2017, work continued on the project to reconstruct 4.5 miles of I-90. Work originally began in fall of 2014 to rebuild I-90 east of Mullan to the Montana state line, and pavement work was completed by Acme Concrete Paving in 2016 for $28.8 million.
  • Minor work remains.

I-90: Sherman Avenue to Blue Creek Bay Bridge

  • The harsh 2016 winter left significant potholes along I-90 between Sherman Avenue and the Blue Creek Bay Bridge. ITD contractor Poe Asphalt Paving replaced six miles of pavement of eastbound and westbound I-90 for $3.5 million. Work began in August and finished in October 2017.
  • Poe Asphalt Paving received a national award for its work on this project.

US-95: Cougar Creek to I-90 Overpass Interchange #12

US-95: Smith Creek to Sheep Creek Stage 1
US-95 Project: Smith Creek to Sheep Creek Stage 1

  • ITD contractor Poe Asphalt Paving rehabilitated four miles of US-95 between the crossing of Cougar Creek and the Interchange Bridge over I-90. Work began in May and ended in July 2017 with limited work in October.
  • Poe Asphalt Paving received a national award for its work on this $2 million project.

US-95: Smith Creek to Sheep Creek Stage 1, Benewah County

  • Work to reconstruct the four-mile segment of US-95 between Smith Creek and Sheep Creek began in October 2015 and was completed by ITD contractor Apollo, Inc. in June 2017 for $13.1 million.

US-95: Hangman Creek Overflow Bridge

  • ITD contractor T. LaRiviere Equipment and Excavation replaced the box culvert under the Hangman Creek crossing of US-95 for $845,000 between July and September 2017.

Idaho 3: St. Maries Railroad Bridge & St. Joe River Bridge Replacements

  • Two bridges along ID-3 in St. Maries, originally constructed in the 1960s, will be replaced by late 2018 by the design-build team of Record Steel and Construction and J-U-B Engineers for approximately $17.5 million. The St. Maries Railroad Bridge will be completed by fall 2018, and the St. Joe River Bridge will be completed by winter 2018. The finished bridges will accommodate two-way traffic and pedestrians with a wide shoulder for cyclists. New guardrail and signs will also be installed at nearby intersections.
  • The St. Joe River Bridge will never be completely closed to traffic, but the St. Maries Railroad Bridge will be closed to traffic from approximately summer through fall 2018. To learn about current traffic restrictions, please contact Gemma Puddy with J-U-B Engineers at (208) 292-8515.

Idaho 3: Cattle Pass Creek Bridge

  • Between July and August 2017, ITD supervised contractor West Company, Inc. as it replaced a cattle pass bridge and installed a culvert at Cattle Pass Creek on ID-3. West Company, Inc. also replaced another culvert just south of St. Maries. This $1.1 million project will improve the drainage of ID-3, prevent flooding from Cattle Pass Creek onto the highway and preserve the pavement.

Idaho 53: Intersection North Hollister Hills Road, Kootenai County

  • This project will improve safety at the high-accident location at the intersection of ID-3 and North Hollister Hills Road by installing eastbound and westbound turn lanes and lighting. The project was awarded to Knife River Corporation for $400,000, and work will begin between April and May 2018.

US-95, Ironwood Intersection Improvements

US-95 Ironwood
US-95 Project: Ironwood Intersection Improvements

  • Signals were installed in April 2017 at two intersections in Coeur d’Alene to increase traffic mobility and to enhance safety. Contractor Cameron-Reilly added a signal at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and US-95 and another signal at the intersection of US-95 and Emma Avenue. Emma Avenue and Ironwood Drive were both widened at their intersections with US-95 to accommodate southbound and northbound turn lanes onto US-95. ITD, the city of Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai Health collaborated on this $1.65 million project.

Seltice Way Revitalization

  • Before the winter shutdown, contractors reconstructed Seltice Way from Riverstone Drive to Huetter Road with curbs, the first layer of asphalt and a portion of the lighting. Work will begin again in the spring to continue reconstructing the road with the final layer of asphalt and to add more lighting. Landscaping, signing and striping will be installed, and the shared-use path will be paved. Work is expected to conclude in summer 2018.

Government Way, Hanley Way to Prairie Avenue

  • Beginning in spring 2018, contractors will reconstruct Government Way from Hanley Way to Prairie Avenue to include two travel lanes in each direction, a center turn lane, two buffered bike lanes and sidewalks. The project will be completed in October 2018.

Coeur d’Alene Area: 2017 Construction Overview and Map

2017 News Stories

Freight

Contact Info

District 1 Phone Number: 208-772-1200

District 1 Fax: 208-772-1203


Address: Idaho Transportation Department – District 1 Office
600 West Prairie Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815-8764


 
Office of Communication Contact: Megan Sausser, Phone: (208) 772-1295