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North Idaho Roads Targeted For Repair

North Idaho’s roadways, bridges and railroad crossings will see $5.9 million in improvements next year, the Idaho Transportation Department has announced.

The department expects to spend $201.5 million on road improvements throughout the state in 1996.

Road projects approved at the September Transportation Board meeting include the following:

Resurfacing seven miles of Interstate 90 from Pine Creek to Kellogg. The cost estimate is $1.5 million. That section of highway was built in 1967 and has had no improvements since.

Resurfacing U.S. Highway 95 between Careywood and Cocolalla, at an estimate of $280,000.

State Highway 5, from Plummer to Peedee Hill will undergo a $2.18 million reconstruction. East of Plummer, Highway 5 will have about five miles resurfaced at an estimated cost of $400,000.

Railroad crossing improvements in North Idaho are also scheduled for 1996. Boyer Avenue and Division Street in Sandpoint will get gates and signals. So will three sites in Post Falls, including state Highway 53, Prairie Avenue and McGuire Road. The railroad crossing projects are estimated at $1.5 million.

, DataTimes