"Rumor has it that there’s a bit of a buzz around potholes on US-95 in Bonners Ferry," wrote ITD Public Information Specialist Megan Sausser today, "so I wanted to reach out and let you know that our crews are actively working on them."
So far this winter the Bonners Ferry crew has used 17,000 pounds of cold mix to patch potholes.
"Our first focus was to address potholes in high-speed areas, and now we’re able to start working on the 100 or so potholes on US-95 in the Labrosse to Alderson Lane area," she wrote. "Drivers can expect single-lane closures when crews are present. Our goal is to do this as long as weather allows, but we only have a little bit of time before more wet weather moves in. And of course, if it snows, potholes will have to wait."
The section of Highway 95 that is breaking up so badly at the moment is scheduled to be rebuilt as continuation of the U.S.-95 Bonners Ferry Reconstruction Project in 2023, to be completed by the fall of 2024.
That project will extend from Alderson Lane to LaBrosse Hill Street, widening the roadway to three lanes, add sidewalks on both sides and include new lighting and updated drainage.
It will also reconfigure Pine Island Road. Details on the project are available on the ITD website.