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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

US 95 Traffic To Switch Lanes This Friday

The Idaho Transportation Department says two-way traffic will switch this Friday (Aug. 20) to the new northbound lanes on U.S. 95 from Wyoming Avenue to Idaho 53.

West Lancaster Road will be closed and Lancaster between U.S. 95 and Government Way will be re-opened. East- and westbound Boekel Road also will be re-opened.

Crews have finished the two-lane northbound section and median. Construction on the southbound lanes will begin Monday, Aug. 23.

The speed limit will be reduced to 45 miles per hour at all times through the length of the project corridor.

The project is funded with savings from federal highway stimulus projects bid earlier this year. The project is expected to be finished by this October.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

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