Open house July 26 on second stage of US-95 reconstruction through Bonners Ferry

The Idaho Transportation Department invites the public to attend an open house Thursday, July 26 to learn more about the second stage of US-95 reconstruction through Bonners Ferry.

The open house will be held at the high school gymnasium between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Those unable to attend may comment online from July 26 to August 10. This open house will focus solely on the second stage of improvements, which does not include the removal of the signal at Alderson Lane.

During the second stage of reconstruction, improvements will be made between Alderson Lane and Labrosse Hill Street. Proposed safety and mobility improvements include:

– The creation of a consistent three-lane highway with wider shoulders
– The addition sidewalks along both sides of the roadway to increase pedestrian safety and provide greater access to businesses
– An updated stormwater system to improve drainage
– New lighting to improve visibility

To find the project website, visit, find the “Projects” tab and select “US-95: Bonners Ferry Reconstruction.”

Design for this stage is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2019, with construction set to begin in 2021.