District staff host open house Feb. 5 for
upcoming U.S. 95 Bonners Ferry South Hill project
ITD's District 1 staff will host the public at an informational open house Thursday (Feb. 5) for the upcoming Bonners Ferry South Hill project on U.S. 95.
The open house will be held at the National Guard Armory at 6566 Main Street (U.S. 95) in Bonners Ferry. The public is invited to drop by anytime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Public input is welcome on a preliminary design of improvements along U.S. 95 through the South Hill area of Bonners Ferry between Alderson Lane and Madison Street. The preliminary design will continue with three lanes north from Alderson Lane to Madison Street, and addresses pedestrian and vehicular safety, stormwater runoff, alignment of city street intersections, and consistency of roadway configuration through town.
The open house will be based on the plan to continue the type of improvement project that was constructed in 2003 on U.S. 95 between Walker Way and Alderson Lane, factoring in the results of a U.S. 95 Corridor Study conducted in 2012, which included a considerable amount of public input.
The open house will feature displays of the highway corridor with details on right of way, typical roadway cross section, and intersection modifications. The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the process, ask questions of project staff, and share comments and concerns regarding access issues and needs along U.S. 95 through Bonners Ferry. For more information, please contact Ben Ward, P.E., ITD District 1 project manager at (208) 772-1285 or Don Davis, P.E., ITD District 1 senior transportation planner at (208) 772-8019.