Truck ramp on US-95 north of Bonners Ferry to close next week

Photo of reconstructed US-95 in Bonners Ferry

The emergency ramp for trucks on US-95 just north of Bonners Ferry will be closed for approximately three days starting Tuesday, April 28.

One of the southbound lanes will also be closed to give crews room to work as they upgrade the signage at the ramp. An additional sign will be placed on the overhead structure to indicate the appropriate lane for through traffic. Originally this message was displayed on the bridge over the Kootenai River but was removed after being damaged in a June 2018 crash.

Drivers can also expect to see crews spread out between Madison Street and Alderson Lane this spring as they make the final touches to highway improvements made in 2018 and 2019, beginning with concrete repair work on Monday, April 27.

Crews will finish landscaping efforts that were postponed due to snowfall last year, as well as redo portions of sidewalks and correct a drainage issue near Ford Street.

One lane in each direction will be maintained for the next two months while work is underway, with the work zone shifting to specific locations as needed within the project limits.

Over the last two years crews have built a consistent, three-lane section through town with sidewalks on both sides. In 2023 and 2024, drivers will see that design extended from Alderson Lane to Labrosse Hill Street.

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