Nighttime repairs to begin on Spokane River Bridge

COEUR d’ALENE — Drivers heading to downtown Coeur d’Alene after 7 pm should plan for congestion over the next two months as nighttime repairs will begin again on the US 95 bridge over the Spokane River.

Repairs will start the week of Sept. 19, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

For the exact start date, authorities say drivers should refer to message signs placed on the highway closer to construction or check for live traffic updates.

Crews sealed the driving surface last summer and started work on the railing.

This case, crews will replace the railing, as well as expansion joints that allow the structure to expand and contract with the weather.

“Generally drivers should only have to contend with the shoulders being closed, but there will be a few weeks when the contractor is working on the joints that we’ll also close a lane,” ITD Project Manager Cole Mosman said.

A larger project in 2023 will repair the concrete piers and paint the underside of the bridge.