Permanent signal structure set for installation on SH-53 at Ramsey Road

Sunset view behind intersection of SH-53 and Ramsey Road, showcasing temporary traffic signal overhead.

Beginning next week, crews will be installing the permanent traffic signal structure and advance warning lights at the intersection of State Highway 53 and Ramsey Road east of Rathdrum.

The existing temporary signal was originally installed in 2019 to help with congestion while traffic was detoured during construction of the interchange at SH-53 an US-95. Construction for roadway improvements and widening to this intersection were completed in 2023 with the addition of right and left turn lanes on both roadways to improve safety and accommodate increasing volumes of traffic.

This permanent signal installation will finalize the project and should be completed over the course of two weeks. During that time there may be temporary lane reductions or closures to accommodate crews and equipment as they work.

Plan ahead by using Idaho 511 online, on your phone or on the app for updates and delays.