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ITD Projects GARVEE D1 US 95 Garwood to Sagle Corridor US 95 Garwood to Sagle, Athol Area

U.S. 95, Garwood to Sagle, Athol Area


Project Facts

Project Number: A009(791)
Key Number: 09791
MP 448.0 to MP 449.8

This project will build 1.8 miles of a four-lane divided highway on U.S. 95 north of the Silverwood Area Project, from Remington Road to Trinity Lane. The project includes at-grade intersections and an interchange at Idaho 54 east of the city of Athol.

These highway improvements will increase capacity and safety.

Background

U.S. 95 is the key north-south link for northern Idaho commerce, transportation, and tourism. Rapid growth in Bonner and Kootenai counties has caused traffic volumes to approach the capacity of the highway. The corridor between Garwood and Sagle needs to be improved in order to safely accommodate projected traffic.

The EIS includes 31.5 miles of U.S. 95 to a four-lane divided highway with interchange access only. Frontage roads and improvements to local roads will provide access to adjacent properties. The selected U.S. 95 alignment (Modified Brown Alternative) follows the existing highway, alignment except for short segments in Athol and Westmond. Interchanges will be constructed at 12 locations along the corridor. The above map shows the corridor and the map can be found in the newsletter for August 2010 (click on Newsletter: August 2010). For more detailed maps, click on the maps that accompany the Record of Decision.

Schedule

The 2006 Idaho Legislature authorized GARVEE funding to complete preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the corridor, and to begin right-of-way acquisition for the project. Additional funding will be necessary for construction.

Preliminary design was completed in July 2009. Right-of-way acquisition was completed in June 2011. Right-of-way acquisitiom was completed in June 2011. Final design was completed in June 2011. Construction began in September 2011 with anticipated completion in October 2014.

Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.





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