Community invited to take survey on construction plans for the Clearwater Memorial Bridge

US-12 crosses the Clearwater River.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is surveying the community this month in relation to plans for replacing the Clearwater Memorial Bridge on US-12 in Lewiston.

A survey will be open until August 3 at The department will also conduct in-person surveys of pedestrians and bicyclists on the bridge this Sunday and Monday.

“We recognize that the Clearwater Memorial Bridge is an important asset to this community,” Project Manager Curtis Arnzen said. “As plans are finalized we will speak with stakeholders to learn how we can best accommodate them during construction.”

Construction will include building a new bridge deck over the existing piers. The new deck will feature the same number of lanes but also provide wider sidewalks, shoulders and a painted median.

Design plans will be completed in 2021, and construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.