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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Highway 3 Closure

The Idaho Transportation Department has just sent out notice that a culvert running underneath Idaho 3 near Rose Lake (Milepost 113.8) has collapsed, washing out a portion of the roadway and forcing the closure of the highway.

High run-off and flooding in the area caused the collapse.

A new culvert will be installed and the roadway repaired. ITD will keep the highway open (one-lane, one-way) through the night and wont close the road until the contractor has assembled everything on-site sometime tomorrow morning. Then the closure will last a couple days.

At that time, you will need to find alternate routes. Commercial truck traffic will be re-routed from Interstate 90 to U.S. 95 and Idaho 5.

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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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