Post Falls City Council votes to fund overpass with urban renewal money


During a gubernatorial debate Thursday night, Gov. Butch Otter left the door open just a crack for Medicaid expansion.

Despite one city resident saying the city of Post Falls does not belong in the bridge-building business, the City Council voted 5-0 to fund a new I-90 overpass by extending the life of an urban renewal district, according to a story in the Coeur d’Alene Press. Four people testified against the idea, no one testified in favor of it.

Even with approval to use urban renewal funds, there are a number of hurdles to overcome before construction an proceed including the state agreeing to maintain the structure.

Estimated cost for the overpass is $17.2 million.

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