Work to begin on pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly Greensferry Overpass
in Post Falls Dec. 1

Year-long construction of the Greensferry Overpass in Post Falls is expected to begin in early December, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

The project will build a new bridge spanning Interstate 90 and Schneidmiller Avenue on the south side of the freeway. The first week of December will involve preparations for the project, with workers and equipment on site and traffic-control measures put in place. The following week (Dec. 8), work will begin on bridge footings, embankment, footings, pier columns and pier caps.

The project will improve connectivity, traffic mobility and emergency response between the business districts and residential areas north and south of the interstate. Utility work will occur first, followed by construction of the overpass this winter and next spring, and roadway construction following. The entire project is expected to finish next fall.

Ralph L. Wadsworth (RLW), of Draper, Utah, is the firm responsible for this $15 million project.

The work is a design-build project, which streamlines the effort by having a single point of responsibility (RLW) that will complete overlapping design and construction phases of the project. When completed, the new structure will feature two lanes in each direction, a center-turn lane, bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides connecting to Centennial Park.

The Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency funded the project.

Published 11-28-14