District 2 covers just over 13,000 square miles of north-central Idaho and maintains 1,500 lane miles (lanes of road, on- and off-ramps, etc.) and 180 bridges.District 2 encompasses five counties, with diverse geology highlighted by the pristine Clearwater River, one of the most scenic rivers in the United States. It has robust populations of fish and wildlife, and is rich in history. The Middle Fork of the Clearwater River was one of the first rivers designated under the U.S. Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
District headquarters is at 2600 Frontage Road in Lewiston, where Dave Kuisti is district (head) engineer. Jan Vassar, of Lewiston, has represented District 2 on the Idaho Transportation Board since Jan. 2010.
Public Meeting was held Monday, Nov. 21, 2016
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Potlatch City Hall
195 Sixth Street, Potlatch
2017 Highway Construction Season
New Revenue Projects
Public Meeting Materials
ITD held a public meeting on Dec. 14. Materials presented at the meeting are listed below.
The Idaho Transportation Department is designing improvements to the intersection of U.S. 12 and 21st Street in downtown Lewiston. The improvements are expected to improve safety and traffic flow at this busy intersection.
The intersection of U.S. 12 and 21st Street serves as a gateway to downtown Lewiston and is an important regional trucking route. Congestion and delays at the intersection have continued to rise. In addition, the pavement has reached the end of its useful life.
In 2015, a traffic study was completed for several potential design options for the intersection. Each option was analyzed for potential delay times, traffic backups and how the option would help address congestion. The traffic study showed that realigning the intersection would reduce delays, improve sight distance and reduce the risk of crashes. ITD is now in the process of redesigning the intersection and preparing engineering documents for construction.
Activities and Schedule
Conducted traffic analysis study: Completed in 2015
Gather public comments: Winter 2016
Complete preliminary design plans: Spring 2017
Prepare final design plans: Fall 2017
Begin construction: Anticipated to begin in 2018/2019
ITD is committed to working with the community during this project. Comments from the public will help ITD design an intersection that serves the community. Comments, questions and ideas are welcome at any point in the project.
Curtis Arnzen, ITD Project Development Engineer, District 2
(208) 799-5090 – Curtis.Arnzen@itd.idaho.gov
Project Bid Information
Project Bidding Information
District 2 Phone: (208) 799-5090
District 2 Fax: (208) 799-4301
Office of Communication Contact: Adam Rush, (208) 334-8119 Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov