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Monday, March 7, 2011

Highway 41 Lane Closures

A drilling crew from the Idaho Transportation Department will perform investigative work on Idaho 41 in Rathdrum Tuesday and Wednesday (March 8 and 9) as part of a project that will eventually replace the bridge connecting Idaho 41 with Idaho 53 in Rathdrum.

The work will cause intermittent lane closures near the Rathdrum Bridge intersection with Idaho 53.

Weather permitting, work will be done between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to avoid interfering with nearby school traffic. The highway will be reduced to one lane for 15 to 45 minutes at a time. Flaggers and signing will guide motorists through the work zone area.

2 comments:

oldfisherman said...

If the State crews drilling in Rathdrum strikes oil, who gets the royalty/ State or Rathdrum?

KMPO Staff said...

I'm no legal expert but I'm thinking the state would because its on State right of way. That would cause some major legal wrangling huh? Think how many transportation projects an oil strike could pay for though...

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