ITD Invites the Public to Provide Input on Potential Transportation Improvements Within the Rathdrum Prairie

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Press Release for Idaho Transportation Department

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho – The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) invites the community to attend a public meeting to learn more about a study to evaluate the state highway and local roadway system within the Rathdrum Prairie. The public will have the opportunity to review a range of potential high-level options to reduce congestion, enhance connectivity and improve mobility in the region.

Join one of two public meetings held in Rathdrum and Hayden. The same information will be shared at both meetings which will be held in an open house format, allowing participants to attend at their convenience. No presentations will be given, but the study team will be available to discuss the information with participants and answer questions.

Tuesday, June 25 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Kootenai Technical Education Campus, 6838 W. Lancaster Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858

Wednesday, June 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Coeur d’Alene Shrine Club Event Center, 1250 Lancaster Road, Hayden, ID 83835

The study is evaluating the state highway and local roadway system within the Rathdrum Prairie stretching from the Washington/Idaho state line to the west, State Highway 53 to the north, Government Way to the east, and Interstate 90 to the south. On the heels of last year’s initial public meeting, community input was collected and helped to shape a range of potential high-level options to optimize existing corridors and develop new routes that will be on display.

An online version of this meeting, including all the same content and information, will be available from June 27 through July 12 at for those who are unable to attend in person.

Recommendations from the PEL study, and the public and agency input received, may be adopted or incorporated into future National Environmental Policy Act studies.