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Saturday, June 6, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Red Light, Green Light, Stop! Traffic Lights Sprouting On Highway 41; More Road Projects Are In The Works

So much for climbing in the car and ripping from Post Falls to Rathdrum without touching the brake pedal.

Beginning Thursday, traffic signals will light up at the intersection of state Highway 41 and Prairie Avenue as well as Highway 41 and Hayden Avenue. The addition of the lights will improve safety on heavily traveled lanes of Highway 41, state officials said.

Slow down, there’s more. Before summer is over, stop lights will arise at U.S. Highway 95 and state Highway 53, just north of Coeur d’Alene and at the junction of Highway 95 and state Highway 54 - at Athol.

Repaving also will delay night traffic on Highway 41 beginning next week, said Barbara Babic of the Idaho Transportation Department. All of the work will take place between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to limit the inconvenience.

The work will start at Rathdrum and move south. Watch for flaggers.

The $750,000 project is being done by Interstate Concrete and Asphalt of Coeur d’Alene. The work should be done by early August, weather permitting.

A $2.6 million interstate reconstruction project has been under way between Kellogg and Osburn for about a week. Crews are cracking the concrete roadway and topping the lanes of Interstate 90 with asphalt.

One lane of traffic always is open both directions and speed limits are lower because of the work. Poe Asphalt of Lewiston is doing the work. Completion is expected in mid-August.

Late this summer look for crews to apply seal coats to a mile and a half of U.S. 95 just south of Worley as well as 2.5 miles of state Highway 5 east of Plummer.

The Spokane River Bridge on U.S. 95, at the southern edge of Coeur d’Alene, will get a $1 million deck resurfacing this summer.

In Coeur d’Alene, city crews will be replacing water lines and displacing some drivers on Government Way between Garden Avenue and Harrison Avenue.

Beginning Thursday, traffic on Honeysuckle Avenue, between Fourth Street and Government Way, will be inter rupted for sewer reconstruction. Only local traffic will be allowed to use the street until the work is done, about July 18.

Several overlay projects will take place throughout the summer in the Lake City. The streets include East Fairway Avenue, Tamarack Road, Arrowhead Road, Hillcrest Drive, North Fairway Drive, Fairway Court, Julia Street north of Appleway, and Anton, Locust, Poplar, Hazel, Linden, Walnut, LaCross, Spokane and Annie avenues.

In addition, paving of some streets in the Forest Park area, off Honeysuckle Avenue, is expected to begin the first week in August, said Dick Suchocki of the city engineering department.

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