This project is part of a larger vision to improve traffic flow and safety along US-95 between Garwood and Sagle.
In the next three years, ITD will reconfigure several roadways near the current US-95 junctions with ID-53 and Garwood Road north of Hayden.
This year, ID-53 will be widened west to Ramsey Road, a temporary signal will be installed at ID-53 and Ramsey, the railroad bridge will be rebuilt on a new alignment and the interchange will start construction. During temporary signal installation and ID-53 widening, drivers will likely encounter intermittent lane closures and flaggers. Several trees near ID-53 will be removed for its new alignment. Traffic on ID-53 between US-95 and Old US-95 will be closed as the interchange and railroad bridge work are completed. All ID-53 traffic will be detoured to Garwood Road, and there will be no impacts to US-95 traffic for the majority of construction.
In 2020, the new bridge and interchange will both be finished in the fall, and work on the frontage roads and Garwood Road overpass is likely to begin. Building the overpass is expected to require several weeks of lane closures on US-95, but at least one lane in each direction will remain open. Direct access to US-95 will not be allowed once work on the overpass begins.
In 2021, the Garwood Road overpass will be completed.ID-53 and Ramsey permanent signal
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Some improvements to this area were first identified during the development of an environmental document to plan for the future traffic needs of the region, which were approved in 2010 after multiple open houses.
In 2017, an interim design was developed to realign and widen ID-53 between Ramsey Road and US-95. This design also included the replacement of the bridge over the railroad, the addition of a center turn lane and the extension of bike facilities from Ramsey Road to the trail east of US-95. Additional funding was secured through the GARVEE Program shortly after to design and construct this project.Read more about GARVEE funding
In keeping with the corridor design established during the development of the 2010 environmental document from Garwood to Sagle, in summer 2019 the current multi-use path along the east of US-95 will be extended as part of a separate project.
The path will be extended from just north of Garwood to Idaho Highway 54, where it will connect with a trail to Farragut State Park.
Future path details