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Government Way Bridge To Open Wednesday

After more than a year of construction that kept traffic off the Government Way Bridge, motorists once again should be able to cross Interstate 90 within a week. Officials said Friday the new bridge could be done as soon as Wednesday. Contractor Morgan Osgood Construction is 49 days behind schedule and has racked up about $75,000 in penalties because of the delay, said Marvin Fenn, Idaho Department of Transportation resident engineer in Coeur d’Alene. Business owners near the bridge are eager to see the busy arterial reopen. “We were greatly relieved to see the asphalt machine yesterday and the steamroller today out there,” said John Hiller, owner of Browsers Uncommon Books north of the bridge. “We were jumping for joy” — Sam Taylor, Spokesman-Review.

Question: Now that the Government Way bridge is about to open, which current local road construction project gives you the biggest pain in the back side?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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