Adding a center turn lane will allow turning drivers an area to safely wait on this two-lane highway in town.
The center turn lane will be added from McGhee Road to Kootenai Bay Road by shifting the highway to the south. As part of this project, routine drainage improvements will be constructed, and not all existing access from side streets will be maintained.Read More
At the request of the city, ITD explored options to add pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Railroad Avenue, which is state property maintained by the city. While this would align with the city’s multi-modal plan and a previous corridor study, improvements to Railroad Avenue are beyond the scope of the current project, and data does not demonstrate a need or safety issue with pedestrian access in the area.
Pedestrian and bicycle improvements could be incorporated into the project if alternative funding from the city became available.