ITD invites the public to provide input on potential transportation improvements within the Rathdrum Prairie

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) invites the community to attend a public meeting to learn more about a study to evaluate the state highway and local roadway system within the Rathdrum Prairie. The public will have the opportunity to review a range of potential high-level options to reduce congestion, enhance connectivity and improve mobility in the region.

Join one of two public meetings held in Rathdrum and Hayden. The same information will be shared at both meetings which will be held in an open house format, allowing participants to attend at their convenience. No presentations will be given, but the study team will be available to discuss the information with participants and answer questions.


Public Meetings

Tuesday, June 25

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kootenai Technical Education Campus

6838 W. Lancaster Road

Rathdrum, ID 83858


Wednesday, June 26

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Shrine Club Event Center

1250 Lancaster Road

Hayden, ID 83835


The study is evaluating the state highway and local roadway system within the Rathdrum Prairie stretching from the Washington/Idaho state line to the west, State Highway 53 to the north, Government Way to the east, and Interstate 90 to the south. On the heels of last year’s initial public meeting, community input was collected and helped to shape a range of potential high-level options to optimize existing corridors and develop new routes that will be on display.

An online version of this meeting, including all the same content and information, will be available from June 27 through July 12 at for those who are unable to attend in person.

This study will follow the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) process to consider environmental, community, and economic goals early while planning future projects.  ITD will share information about the PEL process and timeline of events at the event or by clicking here to watch a short video.