I-90 Exit 15 Off-ramp Closure for Tree Removal Set to Begin Monday

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Press Release from Idaho Transportation Department

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Beginning Monday, crews with the Idaho Transportation Department will close the eastbound off-ramp at Exit 15 on Interstate 90 in Coeur d’Alene to remove hazard trees. The ramp will be closed daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday.

Removing unhealthy trees in the area will reduce the risk for them to fall during windstorms onto traffic, adjacent structures, and utilities. Taking out the trees will also mean less pine needles and debris that could build up and clog the drainage system.

During the closure drivers can access downtown by exiting the freeway at Exit 14 and taking 15th Street south to Sherman Avenue. The next available off-ramp for drivers is Exit 17 at Mullan Trail Road two miles to the east.

I-90 Exit 15 ramp in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (Photo courtesy of ITD).

Signs are in place throughout the I-90 corridor in Coeur d’Alene to alert travelers of the closure.

Crews will perform similar work in the coming weeks on the eastbound off-ramp at Exit 14, which will also require intermittent ramp closures for safety. Messaging boards will be used to alert motorists and provide alternate route information.

Information will also be available on Idaho 511.