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District 1

District 1 – North Idaho

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 in Coeur d’Alene located in Kootenai County, with Damon L. Allen as district engineer. Jim Thompson, of Sandpoint, represents District 1 on the Idaho Transportation Board.


District 1 Contact Information
District 1 Phone: 208-772-1200
District 1 Fax: 208-772-1203
DMV Locations & Contact Information
Address: 600 West Prairie Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815-8764
Jim Thompson
Board Member
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Damon L. Allen
District Engineer
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News

Nighttime closures on Interstate 90 near Huetter begin next week

March 22, 2019
Work is a continuation of crossover construction from last year.
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St. Maries bridge work ramps up in April

March 13, 2019
Two lanes of traffic will run on the newest portion of the bridge.
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Utility work ongoing in Bonners Ferry for US-95 reconstruction

March 6, 2019
Major roadway impacts won't start until April.
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Work begins today on I-90 emergency repairs near Kellogg

February 14, 2019
COEUR d'ALENE - Work began today (Thursday, Feb. 14) at 5 a.m. on Interstate 90 emergency repairs from milepost 48-49...
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Lower speed limit advised on I-90 near Kellogg

February 8, 2019
Drivers should lower their speeds near a dip in the road.
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Bridge construction starts in Hope in late February

February 4, 2019
A public open house is planned for February 12.
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Alternatives merged in new design developed for Post Falls interchange

January 31, 2019
The latest design eliminates the loop ramp, reduces impacts to Seltice Way and achieves the efficiencies of single-point urban interchange at a lower cost.
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Bridge on ID-3 in St. Maries reopened last week, ending detour through town

January 24, 2019
Work will continue elsewhere on site, but most construction and traffic impacts are on pause for the winter.
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Collecting trash, even in the winter

December 21, 2018
This CDA resident gives back all year.
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Completed Projects

North Idaho: Construction Completed in 2018

COMPLETE: I-90: Kingston Interchange

  • The bridge was demolished and rebuilt in two phases — the first phase began in mid-March, and the second-phase began in mid-June.
  • Concrete Placing Company replaced the bridge to meet current standards, including height requirements, for $7.6 million. The new bridge includes two lanes with wide shoulders.
  • Read more about this bridge project in the Replacement of Kingston Bridge news story – February 20, 2018.

COMPLETE: I-90 – Sign Upgrades

  • ITD contractors replaced signs at various interchanges with I-90 between Washington and Montana. This was the final year of the project.

COMPLETE: I-90 – Northwest Boulevard to Sherman Avenue

  • Interstate Concrete and Asphalt completed the multi-year reconstruction of the interstate between Northwest Boulevard and Sherman Avenue. In 2017, I-90 was reconstructed between Sherman Avenue and Ninth Street, and in 2018 the interstate was constructed between Sherman Avenue and Northwest Boulevard, and repaired the Centennial Bridge. Improvements cost $23.5 million.
  • I-90 in CDA news story – April 6, 2018

COMPLETE: US-95 – Round Prairie Creek

  • ITD contractors replaced the box culvert over Round Prairie Creek near Eastport.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Echo Drive to Songbird Road

  • Woods Crushing and Hauling resurfaced four miles of highway and replace guardrail for $1.3 million.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Elmira Road Turn Bay

  • Interstate Concrete and Asphalt Company constructed turn bays and installed lighting at the intersection of Elmira Road and US-95 for $605,000.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Dufort Road to Gun Club Road

  • ITD contractors resurfaced two miles of the highway near Sagle.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Mica Creek to Cougar Creek

  • ITD contractors resurfaced five miles of the highway.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Moctileme Creek to Plummer

  • ITD contractors repaved ten miles of the highway and replace guardrail.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Moctileme Creek Bridges

  • ITD contractors replaced the bridge over Moctileme Creek. The bridges were located within another project to realign the Windfall Pass Road intersection.

COMPLETE: US-95 – Windfall Pass Curve

  • ITD contractors realigned the intersection of Windfall Pass Road with the highway to improve safety; the curve was straightened out to prevent future crashes at this high-accident location.

COMPLETE: ID-3 – Cedar Creek

  • ITD contractors replaced the box culvert over Cedar Creek near Clarkia.

COMPLETE: ID-5 – Emergency Repairs

  • ITD contractors repaired the roadway near milepost 6 after a landslide caused damage in March 2017. The project included significant excavation for the placement of a shear key to stabilize the slope.
  • To learn more about the process to reduce impacts to resources near the landslide, read this Idaho 5 story.

COMPLETE: ID-53 – Hollister Hills Intersection

  • Knife River Corporation constructed turn bays and installed illumination at the intersection of ID-53 and Hollister Hills Road in Hauser for $394,000. Improvements were designed to enhance visibility and decrease crashes.
  • CDA River Bridge
    Coeur d’Alene River Bridge

COMPLETE: ID-97 – Coeur d’Alene River Bridge

  • Wesslen Construction repaired supporting structures and improved transitions from the road to the Coeur d’Alene River Bridge near Harrison for $880,000.

COMPLETE: To preserve pavement, ITD contractors applied sealcoats to several routes.

  • Intermountain Slurry Seal applied sealcoats in Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties for $3.2 million.
    • US-95: Samuels Road to Tamarack Street; near Fawn Lane to ID-1 junction (25 miles)
    • ID-3: MP 80 north of Canyon Creek Road to Coeur d’Alene River Bridge (31 miles)
    • ID-54: East of Goodhope Road traffic circle to Bayview Terminus (3.5 Miles)
    • ID-58: Washington State Line to junction with US-95 (3 miles)

  • COMPLETE: The Union Pacific Railroad installed $1.8 million in safety improvements, including gates and warning signs, at the following locations: the intersection of Spokane Street and the Upper Railroad Crossing in Post Falls, the crossing near Poleline Road in Post Falls and the crossing near Watkins Avenue in Athol.

To see a comprehensive list go to the Kootenai County construction projects map prepared by the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization. For more information on these and other projects, contact the appropriate city departments.

Coeur d’Alene

  • COMPLETE: Government Way: Contractors reconstructed 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.
  • COMPLETE: Seltice Way Revitalization: Work reconstructed the road with the final layer of asphalt between Riverstone Drive and Huetter Road. Landscaping, signing, additional lighting and striping were installed, and the shared-use path paved.
  • COMPLETE: Seltice Way Sidewalks: Contractors added a pedestrian path on the east side of Seltice Way between Riverstone Drive and Northwest Boulevard.

Hayden

  • COMPLETE: Honeysuckle Avenue and US-95: National Native American Construction Inc. reconstructed the sidewalk and build a new bus stop.

Post Falls

  • COMPLETE: Seltice Way Congestion: Contractors installed new signals and constructed additional lanes at Compton Street and Seltice Way, Seltice Way and Henry Street, and Spokane Street and Mullan Avenue to reduce congestion.

Construction List

2019 Highway Construction in North Idaho


I-90 Construction

For information go to:


US-95 Construction


State Highways | Idaho Routes


Projects

Projects in Development or Design Phases


I-90 Projects

For project information go to:


US-95 Projects


State Highways | Idaho Routes


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

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

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

New Revenue Projects

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

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

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

Services | Contacts

For application forms go to ITD Form Finder and then search for “EncroachmentUtility Permits Video

  • Approach Permit application – i.e. driveway, road access, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Approaches or Public Streets) – Search for form # “2109” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • For the Utility Permit application – (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit for Utilities) – Search for form # “2110” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Other Encroachments application – i.e. signs, banners, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit for Other Encroachments) – Search for form # “2111” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Milepoint Logs go to the iPlan – Mapping Resource for Idaho highway route information
  • iPlan – Mapping Resource
  • Access Management Informational Brochure

Encroachment Application Office Locations & Contacts

Regional LocationOffice HoursEmailCounties & Contact Information
North Idaho - District 1
600 West Prairie Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Stacy.Simkins@itd.idaho.govCounties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone - Stacy Simkins, 208-772-1297
North-Central Idaho - District 2
2600 Frontage Rd
Lewiston, ID 83501
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Shane.Niemela@itd.idaho.govCounties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce - Shane Niemela, 208-799-4239
Southwest Idaho - District 3
8150 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Payments are not accepted after 3:00 p.m.
Payment Phone Line:
208-332-7187
Email: ITDD3Permits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Ada, Elmore, Gem, Boise, Valley - Shona Tonkin, 208-334-8341

Counties: Canyon, Adams, Owyhee, Payette, Washington - Tyson McCoy, 208-338-8335
South-Central Idaho - District 4
216 South Date Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Deb.Pierson@itd.idaho.govCounties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls - Deb Pierson, 208-886-7839
Southeast Idaho - District 5
5151 S. 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204-2202
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: D5EncroachmentPermits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power - Phone: 208-239-3300
East Idaho - District 6
206 North Yellowstone
Rigby, ID 83442
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Troy.Despain@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison - Troy Despain, 208-745-5644
Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters - Boise, IDUtility Permits
Email: Barbara.Waite@itd.idaho.gov

Sign Permits
Email: Justin.Pond@itd.idaho.gov
Barbara Waite, 208-334-8522


Justin Pond, 208-334-8832

Roadway Sign Request Contacts

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


District 1 Phone Number: 208-772-1200

District 1 Fax: 208-772-1203

District 1 DMV Contact Information with direction


Media Contact: Megan Sausser | Phone: 208-772-1295

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

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