Saturday, March 02, 2024

U.S. 95: Needs attention by legislators

| February 11, 2024 1:00 AM

Sen. Doug Okuniewicz who is the chair for the transportation department in Idaho? It seems as though now I am on his do not reply list because he doesn’t want to deal with situations that I approach him with. This is not the way government employees who have been voted in are supposed to act. For those of us who have lived here in the Coeur d’Alene area for a number of years — myself over 30 — have seen a little to nothing done on U.S. 95 between Ironwood and Highway 53 in the 33 years I have been here. 

I am suggesting that maybe we need to vote people into office who are willing to take these suggestions serious and improve the environment that we have to drive in. It’s only getting worse. It’s not Doug or the people working at the transportation department, it’s an absolute shame that in 33 years I have seen a little improvement on U.S. 95 other than to add multiple traffic lights which do nothing but slow down traffic even more. It seems most of the money for these type of projects go to the people in Boise. It’s time we stood up and demanded the resources that we deserve here.