Special service offered to two-wheeled enthusiasts in northern Idaho
Mullan-to-Montana I-90 project

Bicycling enthusiasts are taking advantage of a unique service offered in north Idaho designed to enhance safety during the reconstruction of a stretch of Interstate 90 from Mullan to the Montana State Line, a region which includes the popular Lolo Pass recreational area.

Because I-90 is down to just one eastbound and westbound lane through the project, it is quite dangerous for bicyclists to travel through -- but ITD is offering a shuttle to take cyclists to the top/bottom of the project to avoid the danger. Nearly 20 cyclers have used the service so far.

The two gentlemen pictured are brothers from Norway -- Pur and Roar Walmsness. They started out in Boston May 24 on their way to Seattle, to celebrate the retirement from teaching for one brother.

They loved the beautiful Idaho country and couldn't believe that we were offering this kind of service - they were very thankful.

ACME Concrete Paving Inc. began work on the $28.8 million contract just a few months ago. The work is expected to finish next fall.


Published 07-17-15