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ITD Project Slows I-90 Traffic

On her Facebook wall Monday, Kerri Thoreson posted this photo of traffic slowdown @ e/b I90 from Idaho Street overpass. At first, we thought it was a result of the Greensferry project. But executive director Tom Lien of the Post Falls Urban Renewal District says an ITD project is causing the slowdown: "The current slowdown will continue intermittently for a few weeks due to an Idaho Transportation Department project installing a "weigh in motion" facility in the east bound lanes near the Highway 41 overpass.  That is the reason for the current slowdown and has nothing to do with the overpass project. On the 21st and 22nd, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., there will be lane closure for the purpose of setting the girders across the freeway where the columns have already been constructed.  Because this will be at night, there should be minimal disruption to the traveling public compared to day-time hours."

Question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how annoyed do you get when construction tie up traffic?

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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