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Seltice Way renewal to switch side

Traffic on Seltice Way will begin to switch over to the south side of the newly revitalized roadway beginning Friday, August 16.

A transition plan to begin moving traffic will include several phases to continue to preserve public safety for motorists and construction crews along the corridor. Phasing traffic helps the City’s project team assess how motorists adapt to the traffic changes and provides additional “elbow room” for contractors for portions of the current construction work.

Phasing will be as follows:

  • Eastbound traffic will be moved to the newly paved south-side lanes first.
  • Westbound traffic will be moved shortly thereafter.
  • The new roundabout at the intersection of Atlas Road and Seltice Way will be open and striped for single-lane traffic use during construction.
  • The Grand Mill Lane roundabout will be utilized but the southern leg in to the Mill River area will remain closed initially. Mill River area traffic will continue to be diverted to Huetter to enter the neighborhood. The Grand Mill Lane entrance to Mill River will be opened once it is determined that public safety conditions will be maintained during construction.

Access to all businesses on the north side of Seltice Way will remain open during construction and the City has provided early information to businesses related to ensuring entrances remain accessible for customers.

The $5.44 million project will provide for a new streetscape, roundabouts at Grand Mill Lane/Idewild Loop and Atlas Road, bike lanes, shared-use paths as well as upgraded water and wastewater utilities between Huetter Road and Northwest Boulevard. The project is projected to last into the first quarter of 2018 and work is weather dependent.

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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