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Thursday, April 5, 2012

I-90, BECK Road Interchange to Begin Construction This Month

The long awaited Beck Road Interchange is expected to begin construction this month.  The contractor reported that they anticipate the interchange to be completed by Thanksgiving, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The project is between the Greyhound Park, Centennial Trail and Jacklin seed.  The interchange is estimated to cost $35 million and is the first project in Idaho to utilize the State Tax Anticipated Revenue (STAR), that the legislation approved in 2007. 

The legislation allows developers to initially fund projects before being reimbursed through sales tax revenue from the project.

The project is "design-build" meaning the entire project doesn't have to be designed to start construction.  That format is expected to expedite the completion date.

To see the full story, released by ITD, please visit the link below:

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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.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.