After construction, three crossings over two current railroad tracks will be eliminated, enhancing safety and mobility for drivers who use them each day.Read More
This project will improve safety by constructing an interchange at ID-53 and Pleasant View Road. The highway will be shifted north to accommodate on- and off-ramps without interfering with the two existing (and a future third) railroad tracks, and Pleasant View Road will be expanded to four lanes and be elevated over the railroad tracks.
After construction, approaches at Hauser Lake Road, Hollister Hills Road, Beck Road and McGuire Road will be closed and then rerouted to tie into the new interchange, rather than directly to the highway.
In July 2018, the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization helped ITD, Post Falls Highway District and Lakes Highway District apply for a federal grant to construct an interchange at ID-53 and Pleasant View Road and an overpass at Ramsey Road and the railroad tracks. The projects were combined for a joint grant application.
The grant application establishes the need for both projects, as well as the associated costs.
This project was not selected in the latest round, but the department has resubmitted the project in the hopes of constructing it before its current scheduled time in 2025. Agencies will be notified of selected projects in summer 2019.