Construction of the new Garwood Bridge is nearing completion, with a tentative date for the bridge to open to traffic next Friday, July 29. The overpass allows for seamless north-south travel on US-95 and a safer crossing over the railroad. Completion of the bridge represents the conclusion of a multi-year project that began in summer of 2019 to improve the safety and efficiency of the US-95 corridor.
The project began with construction of a new single-point urban interchange at the junction of US-95 and ID-53. The interchange increased efficiency and safety of traffic flow by directing traffic through a single centralized signal. This interchange opened in November 2020 and is the first of its kind in North Idaho.
As a result of the two new structures, the project was able to remove two at-grade signals along US-95, so the last signal heading north from Coeur d’Alene is now at Lancaster Road.
A temporary signal that was installed at the intersection of ID-53 and Ramsey Road to accommodate detour traffic and will be replaced by a permanent signal through a separate project next year.
ITD would like to thank drivers for their patience during construction and reminds everyone to check https://511.idaho.gov for traffic impacts from other ongoing projects before traveling.