Another work zone is ongoing on U.S. Highway 95 on the bridge over the Spokane River in Coeur d’Alene.
Drivers should plan extra time to travel on the highway or head downtown, as another construction project is already ongoing to widen US-95 just north of the bridge.
Repairs to the Spokane River Bridge will be completed over the next five months. Most work will take place during the day, with any necessary lane closures scheduled at night.
Blackwell Island will remain accessible, but people using that site to launch their kayaks or boats will need to plan for congestion on the highway.
“Signage and buoys will be installed to notify boaters where they can safely pass beneath the bridge, so lake and river users in this area should stay alert and watch for changes throughout construction,” Project Manager Erica Aamodt said.
The concrete piers will be repaired, and the steel beams that support the deck of the bridge will be painted to protect the structure from weathering. The bridge was first built in 1968.