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Stormwater work to close downtown Coeur d’Alene streets

Thu., May 23, 2013, 1:58 p.m.

A major intersection in downtown Coeur d’Alene will be closed to traffic for about three weeks beginning Monday night for a stormwater construction project.

The work is related to the reconstruction of McEuen Park, which has closed four blocks of Front Avenue between the Coeur d’Alene Resort and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

The city will install a 36-inch stormwater main and new manholes down the center of Third Street from Front Avenue to the alley just north of Sherman Avenue. The work also will close Sherman Avenue – downtown’s main street – between Second and Fourth streets.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday at 9 p.m., and the city expects the project to wrap up June 13, the day before the first big downtown event of the summer, Car d’Lane.

City officials say they’ll work with the contractor to limit how many days the two blocks of Sherman, including all the parking in that section, remain closed.

The Third Street boat launch will remain open until June 1. Then it will close for the summer due to the McEuen Park restoration.

A map showing alternative boat ramps is on the city’s website at


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