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Getting There: Big changes underway in Kootenai County to keep crowded roads from clogging

Ask Megan Sausser what will be different about Kootenai County in the next seven years, and she will give you a straight answer: “There will be a lot more cars. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

St. Maries men injured in Wednesday crash with detached semi-truck trailer remain in critical condition

Two men from St. Maries, Idaho, who were hit by a detached semi-truck trailer on Wednesday remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday.


U.S. Highway 95 widening effort between Lewiston, Moscow takes a turn

An effort to widen the last 6.5 miles of U.S. Highway 95 between Lewiston and Moscow may be changing course.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Two major Highway 95 improvements in North Idaho approved for funding

Two major upgrades to U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho were approved for funding this week by the Idaho Transportation Board.


Athol man dead in Highway 95 crash near Chilco Road

An Athol man died in a collision with a semi truck Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 95 near the Chilco Road exit.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017

Sandpoint woman dies in collision with semi on U.S. Highway 95

A Sandpoint woman driving on the wrong side of the highway died in a head on collision with a semi early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 95 north of Hayden.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Liberty Lake man injured in Monday crash dies

A Liberty Lake man injured in a crash south of Coeur d’Alene on Monday died of his injuries Friday.


Kootenai County deputy patrol car hits, kills pedestrian in Hayden

A Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputy hit and killed a pedestrian on Highway 95 in Hayden early Saturday morning.


Teens injured in crash near Post Falls

Three teens were injured in a roll over crash on Highway 95 near Post Falls Saturday morning. The 16-year-old male driver was driving a 1978 Chevy pickup north on the …


Idaho State Police end investigation into fatal shooting of Adams County rancher

Idaho State Police investigators have handed the results of a four-month investigation into the shooting death of 62-year-old Jack Yantis to state prosecutors.


Father, daughters killed in crash

A Spokane man who took his two young daughters along while he made an early-morning newspaper delivery to Sandpoint died with them Saturday in a car crash on U.S. Highway …


Downed power pole closes Highway 95 north of Athol for several hours

A dump truck hit a power pole on Highway 95 just north of Athol around 2:30 p.m. today and the highway will be closed for repairs for several hours, according …


Eye on Boise: Highway projects’ payoff called ‘dramatic’

BOISE – From 2007 to 2012, traffic crashes in Idaho dropped by 18 percent, according to research by Scott Stokes, deputy director of the Idaho Transportation Department, while fatalities and …


Man found dead on Highway 95 in Coeur d’Alene

A dead man was found on the side of the highway in Coeur d’Alene late Sunday night.


Board begins crafting heavy truck rules

BOISE – Controversial legislation to let extra-heavy, extra-long trucks on Idaho roads is now law, but it’s unlikely new routes will be designated for the heavier trucks in North Idaho …


Extra-heavy rigs to lumber on Idaho highways

BOISE – Extra-heavy trucks could roll on North Idaho highways under controversial legislation that passed the Idaho House on Friday and headed to the governor’s desk. The extra-heavy trucks – …


Panel passes heavy-load bill

BOISE – Legislation to open nonfreeway routes in Idaho to extra-heavy trucks passed a state House committee over the objections of the two North Idaho lawmakers. The bill now moves …


Sandpoint byway wins award

SANDPOINT – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho has selected the U.S. Highway 95 realignment project in North Idaho as the winner of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards …


Sand Creek Byway has restored ‘small town’ feeling

It’s shoulder season in Sandpoint. The summer crowds have dispersed and skiers have a couple of months to wait until the slopes open. But there is a bustle in town …


Massive concrete girders take shape at Spokane business

Some of the largest pre-stressed concrete girders in the U.S. have been coming out of a manufacturing yard in Spokane in recent weeks. The 186-foot-long girders are being used for …


North Idaho police warn bypass trespassers

The Sand Creek Byway’s anticipated opening date isn’t until June 29, but some impatient drivers and pedestrians are slipping behind barriers and orange construction cones to try out U.S. Highway …


Widening, interchanges will ease access problems

Visitors to Silverwood Theme Park often find the last thrill ride of the day is pulling out of the parking lot back onto Highway 95. For drivers leaving the park …


Getting There: Highway 95 upgrade slated for major work

A long-term effort to widen and improve U.S. Highway 95 north of Coeur d’Alene will take a major step forward this year. Two important segments will undergo construction in the …


Second megaload’s future uncertain

The smaller, first shipment by Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil crossed the Idaho/Montana border Monday night but — with a day left before the oil company’s permits with the Idaho Transportation Department expire …


ExxonMobil equipment goes through Moscow

MOSCOW – The first of two oversized loads of ExxonMobil refinery equipment set to leave the Port of Lewiston over a five-day span has started moving in North Idaho. The …


Oil equipment makes its way north on Hwy. 95

MOSCOW, Idaho — Some protesters were surprised when they showed up to the Pie Hole to find out Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil’s first oversized shipment of refinery equipment had already rolled through …


ITD fines increase for water violations

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay more than $1 million in fines for Clean Water Act violations related to construction on Highway 95 south of Coeur …


ITD agrees to more than $1M in EPA fines

The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay more than $1 million in fines for Clean Water Act violations related to construction on Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene, including …


Megaloads security beefed up

LEWISTON – ExxonMobil has hired off-duty police in Lewiston to provide extra security for its refinery equipment during an environmental conference taking place near the Idaho-Montana border. Company spokesman Pius …


Half-sized megaloads may travel Interstate 90

Some of the controversial, oversized loads of oil refinery equipment headed to Canada may be moved through Kootenai and Shoshone counties in the near future. The Idaho Transportation Department began …