Traffic impacts to change at I-90/SH-41 in PF starting Monday
An aerial view of construction at Interstate 90 and State Highway 41. Traffic impacts will change Monday as the work shifts to Seltice Way.
Photo courtesy of the Idaho Transportation Department
| August 3, 2023 1:07 AM
POST FALLS — Impacts will change beginning Monday in the work zone to upgrade the Interstate 90 and State Highway 41 interchange in Post Falls as work shifts to Seltice Way.
The $78 million project is funded through Gov. Brad Little’s Leading Idaho initiative and is in its second year of construction.
The Idaho Transportation Department said in a news release Wednesday that traffic impacts will include:
• Only one eastbound lane on Seltice Way will be open between Herborn Place and Ross Point Road. It will be shared by through and turning traffic. This is expected to increase congestion for drivers heading north on Highway 41 or east on I-90.
• Two westbound lanes on Seltice will be open between Herborn Place and Ross Point Road. Those lanes will be shared by through and turning traffic.
• Two new temporary signals at the intersections of Seltice Way with Herborn Place and Ross Point Road will be turned on early next week. The permanent signals in the area will be deactivated and removed.
• Drivers will not be able to access Seltice from Herborn Place for the next two months.
• Left turns from Ross Point Road onto Seltice will be prohibited.
Drivers will still be able to access the freeway but should plan for congestion.
“Next week is a major shift in impacts and really the first time we will be closing lanes on Seltice Way,” project manager Shannon Stein said. “Travelers will still be able to access local businesses on the route.”
Bicycle and pedestrian pathways will remain open with occasional detours when necessary.
This phase of work on Seltice Way is expected to be complete by fall. Crews will transition Seltice to align it with the new interchange later in construction.
Crews continue to build temporary and permanent bridges on I-90. All construction is anticipated to be done in 2025.
To stay informed on regularly scheduled nighttime closures, sign up for updates by emailing email@example.com or visit itdprojects.org/i90sh41ic for information. Visit 511.idaho.gov for live traffic impacts.
Little’s Leading Idaho program allowed the project to begin one year earlier than expected and has enabled the Idaho Transportation Department to address rapid growth and build critical infrastructure across the state that would otherwise take many years to fund and build.