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N. Idaho Centennial Trail seal coating begins

From now until Sept. 7, people using the Centennial Trail in North Idaho are likely to find work crews seal coating it.

The trail will be usable the entire time with spotters in front and in back of construction crews, a news release from the city of Coeur d’Alene said. When users encounter the work crews, they will have to use the shoulder to travel around them.

Seal coating takes about two hours to dry, so the trail will be usable soon after crews pass through. The contractor will complete about one mile of trail per day, the release said.

The schedule is as follows:

—Seal coating from Northwest Boulevard to Higgens Point begins this week.

—Also this week, trail patching and repair work between Northwest Boulevard and state Highway 41 will be completed. During the week of Aug. 20, crews will fill cracks and seal coat that same stretch of trail.

—From Aug. 27 to Sept. 7, the remainder of the trail, from Highway 41 to the Washington state line will be completed, barring bad weather.

For more information, contact the parks department at (208) 769-2252.