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District 2

District 2

Overview

North-Central Idaho

d2_us95hazcrkpinehrst267x200District 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.


Contacts
District 2 Phone: (208) 799-5090
District 2 Fax: (208) 799-4301
Office of Communication Contact:
Megan Sausser (208) 772-1295
jan-vassar
Jan Vassar
Board Member
(208) 743-5093
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Dave Kuisti
District Engineer
Email Dave

News

ITD joins officers on US-12 patrol near Aht’wy Plaza

January 4, 2019
Multiple agencies participated in the patrol to raise drivers' awareness at the entrances to the casino.
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Past and present efforts to improve safety near the casino on US-12

December 27, 2018
Learn more about why some actions have or have not been taken.
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ITD to conduct road safety audit near Aht’wy Plaza in Lewiston

December 13, 2018
The audit will produce short-term recommendations that can be implemented while the Nez Perce Tribe's design on the interchange progresses.
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Appellate court rules in favor of US-95 expansion south of Moscow

December 10, 2018
The ruling will allow ITD to proceed with construction as early as late summer 2019.
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Remembering the Goff Bridge challenge 20 years later

October 25, 2018
Replacing the bridge required an unusual detour route.
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Cycling group expresses gratitude for ITD efforts during US-12 construction

September 17, 2018
Work on US-12 isn't quite finished, but the department would like to take a moment to say thank you and share another user's thanks.
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Several agencies partner to improve fish passage near Elk City

August 23, 2018
The new culvert will be easier for fish to navigate as they swim upstream.
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Project Bid Information

Culdesac Canyon Passing Lane, Phase 2 Project Details for Bid Information


N. Moscow to Viola Project Details for Bid Information


18th St. to Clearwater Rv Bridge Project Details for Bid Information

Completed Projects

North-Central Idaho: Construction Completed in 2018

COMPLETE: US-12: Tumble Creek to Saddle Creek Road

  • Knife River resurfaced 26 miles of the highway for $5.6 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Warm Springs Pack Bridge to Montana State Line

  • Knife River resurfaced 23 miles of the highway for $7.3 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Maggie Creek Bridge

  • Braun-Jensen Inc. replaced the bridge for $1.5 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Fish Creek Bridge

  • Concrete Placing Company replaced the bridge for $2.1 million.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Valley Drive Turn Bays

  • Crews constructed opposing left-turn lanes at Valley Drive just east of Kamiah for both eastbound and westbound motorists. A right-turn lane was constructed at Valley Drive for eastbound motorists. The existing gravel approach onto Front Street just south of Valley Drive was eliminated.
  • To learn more, visit the US-12 project website.

COMPLETE: US-12: Lewiston Concrete Grinding

  • Acme Concrete Paving Inc. repaired broken concrete slabs and resealed the joints on the concrete section of the highway in Lewiston. The highway work was between the Clearwater Memorial Bridge and the Rose Garden. Work, along with a similar project on US-95 in Moscow, was completed for $1.2 million.
  • June 12, 2018 news story

COMPLETE: US-95: Lewiston and Moscow Concrete Grinding

  • Acme Concrete Paving Inc. repaired broken concrete slabs and resealed the joints on two concrete sections of the highway in Lewiston and Moscow. The highway work was between the Clearwater Memorial Bridge and the Rose Garden in Lewiston and on Jackson Street in Moscow. Work was completed for $1.2 million.

COMPLETE: US-95: Four Mile Creek Bridge

  • N.A. Degerstrom Inc. replaced the Four Mile Creek Bridge near Viola for $1.4 million. The old bridge was built in 1949 and was structurally deficient.

COMPLETE: US-95: Moscow Concrete Grinding

  • Acme Concrete Paving Inc. repaired broken concrete slabs and resealed the joints on the concrete section of the highway, also known as Jackson Street, in Moscow. Work, along with a similar project in Lewiston, completed for $1.2 million.
  • June 12, 2018 news story

COMPLETE: US-95 near the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge

  • Morgan Industries constructed a concrete island to improve safety at the west exit of the casino by preventing drivers from making left turns onto the highway.

COMPLETE: ID-3: Bear Ridge Grade

  • Knife River repaired and resurfaced the roadway for $3.3 million. A landslide caused damage in the spring of 2017 and was repaired in January 2018.
  • To learn more about the project, read this news story about ID-3 repairs.

COMPLETE: ID-6: Creek Culvert

  • T. LaRiviere Equipment and Excavation replaced the culvert over an unnamed creek on ID-6 about 10 miles north of the Latah County / Benewah County line. Although the culvert is in District 1, District 2 reviewed construction of this $900,000 project.

COMPLETE: ID-11: Creek Culvert

  • ITD contractors replaced the box culvert over Texas Creek near Weippe.

COMPLETE: ID-14: Creek Culvert

  • Contractors replaced a pipe on Moose Creek near Elk City with a bottomless arch pipe to improve fish passage. Work was completed for $500,000 with funding from the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service.

COMPLETE: ID-62: Craigmont to Nez Perce

COMPLETE: Bridge Repairs

  • Fourteen bridges were repaired by Braun-Jensen Inc. for $2.2 million throughout the district.
    • US-95 bridges: over Salmon River at McKenzie and Award bridges
    • ID-7 bridge: over Clearwater River at Orofino Bridge
    • ID-8 bridges: over the South Fork of Potlatch River and Ruby Creek
    • ID-11 bridges: over Orofino Creek, Canal Creek, Quartz Creek and Reeds Creek
    • ID-14 bridges: over Meadow Creek, Silver Creek and Newsome Creek
    • ID-64 bridge: over Long Hollow Creek

COMPLETE: Sealcoats

  • To preserve pavement, ITD contractors applied sealcoats to several routes.
    • ID-8: Moscow to Troy
    • ID-8: Deary to Bovill
    • ID-11: Greer to the top of Greer Grade
    • ID-11: Weippe to Grangemont Road

Construction List

Highway Construction in North-Central Idaho

  • For current construction and traffic details go to 511.idaho.gov

Projects planned for construction in 2019More project information & details to come.

Project Description
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.

Activities and ScheduleU.S. 12 and 21st Street Intersection Project Public Meeting

Begin construction: Anticipated to begin in 2019
Prepare final design plans: Fall 2017
Gather public comments: Winter 2016
Complete preliminary design plans: Spring 2017
Conducted traffic analysis study: Completed in 2015

Project Background
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.

Public Meeting Materials
ITD held a public meeting on Dec. 14, 2016 to give the community an opportunity to learn about the project and give input on the preliminary design. Materials from the meeting included:

ITD is committed to working with the community during this project.

For questions and comments, please contact:
Curtis Arnzen, ITD Project Development Engineer, District 2 | (208) 799-5090 – Curtis.Arnzen@itd.idaho.gov

Culdesac CanyonThis project will add a southbound passing lane between Winchester and Culdesac to improve safety and traffic flow, with the latest phase constructing 2.5 miles. Nine aging metal culverts will be replaced within this latest section to restore fish passage.

Learn more about this and future phases by visiting:

Culdesac Canyon project website

This project will realign a section of US-95 to improve safety. With help from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the department evaluated many alternatives for the new highway alignment, including western, central and eastern routes. The final eastern route (E2) was chosen after a multi-year environmental review process. ITD received a Record of Decision (ROD) from FHWA in March of 2016 that gave ITD the authority to begin final design and to purchase land.

A legal motion was brought against FHWA and ITD regarding the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for this project. In August 2017, the U.S. District Court for Idaho ruled against the motion in favor of FHWA and ITD. In January 2018, an appeal to the ruling was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

On December 7, 2018, the appellate court upheld the lower court’s decision.

ITD will continue right-of-way acquisition and submit a 404 permit application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After those two steps are completed, the project can be put out for construction bids. Work could begin as early as late summer 2019.

To learn more about the project, please visit this website:

Projects

Project Development and Design

US-95: Potlatch Bridges Project AreaITD held an open house in February 2018 to share proposed improvements with the public. Proposed improvements will improve safety on US-95 by replacing two aging bridges and by adding turn lanes at two intersections near Potlatch.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Replacing the Deep Creek Bridge
  • Replacing the Washington-Idaho Railroad (WIR) Bridge
  • Adding turn lanes at the junction of US-95 and ID-6
  • Adding turn lanes at the junction of US-95 and Kennedy Ford Road

Contact:
Kerby Kirkham – Email:Kerby.Kirkham@itd.idaho.gov.


Deep Creek Bridge
Deep Creek Bridge

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

Report

Contacts | Services

District 2 Phone: (208) 799-5090

District 2 Fax: (208) 799-4301


Idaho Transportation Department – District 2 Office
Mail Address: P.O. Box 837, Lewiston, ID 83501
Location: 2600 Frontage Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501


Media Contact: Megan Sausser, Phone: (208) 772-1295
 

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 - Robert Erdman, 208-239-3323
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

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