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ID-53: Rathdrum turn lanes

Adding a center turn lane between the city park and Sylte Ranch Road will improve safety.

Based on peak traffic counts, a westbound right-turn lane will be added to access Bingham Street.

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Community input

Community input is important to the success of the project. An online meeting between May 19 and June 8 (2020) presented proposed improvements and gathered feedback that will help the design team. Meeting materials are still available for review by visiting the downloads section.

Design details

Click the link below for an overview of the design and how the team developed the plans.


Corridor plans

A series of projects in 2022 and 2025 will widen and reconstruct ID-53 between the state line and Rathdrum, with a new interchange at Pleasant View Road planned in 2026.

Widening the highway will improve safety for turning drivers. Corridor improvements total more than $40 million.

Corridor fact sheet


The design team reviewed comments following the May/June 2020 online meeting and developed responses to the most commons concerns. Read more.

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