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Sandpoint Faces ‘Traffic Revision’

I appreciate that the Idaho Transportation Department circulated a news release via Twitter this AM warning of a "major traffic revision" headed to Highway 95/Sandpoint travelers July 7. But it took awhile to figure out what a "major traffic revision" is. Sounds a bit like a detour of sorts. Or traffic congestion caused by a detour and work on the Sandpoint bypass. Quoth the ITD release: "Motorists will access the new 91-meter bridge at the northern interchange by using the newly completed clover leaf on-ramp. The bridge will be one-lane, one-way traffic. Click here for a map of the route. Southbound traffic on U.S. 95 will be reduced to one lane at the intersection. Motorists will be able to turn left or right, but there will be no merge lane. The new traffic signals will be used in a temporary mode to control some of the traffic movements. Other movements will be controlled by stop signs." Full release here.

Question: How would you explain in plain English what's happening to Sandpoint traffic July 7?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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