September 6, 2022 update
Rest area reopened today
Today services at the Huetter Rest Area were restored through a temporary cleaning contract. The department will continue to pursue a long-term cleaning contract. The status of rest areas can always be checked at 511.idaho.gov.
August 2, 2022 update
Limited services available at the I-90 Huetter Rest Area until further notice
Limited services will be available until further notice at the Huetter Rest Area on I-90 between Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
At the eastbound rest area commercial vehicles may stop at the Port of Entry and travelers with watercraft like kayaks and boats must stop for inspection by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
No services are available at the westbound rest area.
“Back in late June, we had to terminate our contract with the cleaning company,” Operations Engineer Ryan Hawkins said. “The restroom and grounds were not being maintained per the standards of the contract and were posing a health risk.”
The Idaho Transportation Department has hired another contractor to perform a deep clean of the facilities and will solicit a new contractor for continued, ongoing maintenance.
“In the past, we have not had many companies interested in providing this service, so we are not sure when we will be able to fully restore operations,” Hawkins said. “In the meantime, we encourage travelers to stop in Post Falls or Coeur d’Alene.”
Rest area closures and traffic impacts across the state may be found by visiting 511.idaho.gov.