U.S. Route 2 in Idaho Article

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U.S. Route 2 marker

U.S. Route 2
Albeni Highway, Dover Highway
US 2 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length80.152 mi [1] [2] (128.992 km)
Tourist
routes
Part of the International Selkirk Loop
Major junctions
West end US 2 / SH 41 at the Washington state line in Oldtown
  US 95 from Sandpoint to Bonners Ferry
East end US 2 at the Montana state line near Moyie Springs
Location
Counties Bonner, Boundary
Highway system
SH 1 SH 3

U.S. Route 2 (US 2) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Idaho. It extends 80.152 miles (128.992 km) from the Washington state line and SH-41 in Oldtown, east to the Montana state line near Moyie Springs. [1]

Route description

US 2's bridge over the Moyie River

US 2 enters Idaho at the Washington state line in Oldtown, intersecting SH-41 at the state line. It heads east out of Oldtown, crossing the Pend Oreille River, and continues east to Priest River. In Priest River, it intersects SH-57, and continues east across the Priest River. It then continues east along the Pend Oreille River past a marker for the Seneacquoteen historic site. [3] It then turns east and northeast along the river through Dover into Sandpoint, where it overlaps US 95. [1]

The overlapping highways then turn north into Ponderay, where they intersect SH-200 and continue north and northeast into Boundary County. [1] [2]

In Boundary County, they continue north and northeast into Bonners Ferry, where they cross the Kootenai River, continue north, and end their overlap near the Boundary County Airport. US-2 then turns east past the airport and continues through Moyie Springs and across the Moyie River before turning southeast along the Kootenai River to the Montana state line, where it exits the state. [1] [2]

History

US 2 was created in 1925 as part of the original system of United States highways. Its original western terminus was in Bonners Ferry. In 1946, the highway was extended west to Everett, Washington, with the Idaho section taking its current route. [4]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [1] [2]kmDestinationsNotes
Bonner Oldtown0.0000.000 US 2 west (Walnut Street) – Newport, Spokane
SH 41 south (State Avenue) – Spirit Lake, Coeur d'Alene
Junction on state line; US 2 continues into Washington
Priest River5.8469.408 SH 57 north – Priest Lake
Sandpoint28.515–
28.725
45.890–
46.228
To US 95 south – Coeur d'Alene, LewistonFormer US-95 alignment; intersection is located along a 4-square-block one-way loop
Ponderay29.80647.968 US 95 south – Coeur d'Alene, Spokane
SH 200 east – Clark Fork
West end of US-95 overlap
Boundary Bonners Ferry62.00499.786Kootenai Street – City Center
64.350103.561 US 95 north – CanadaEast end of US-95 overlap
80.184129.044 US 2 east – KalispellContinuation into Montana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d e f Idaho Transportation Department (January 25, 2016). "Milepost Log: Route 0002" (PDF). Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Idaho Transportation Department (January 12, 2016). "Milepost Log: Route 0095" (PDF). Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Idaho Transportation Department (May 26, 2005). "Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide Index". Archived from the original on December 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (January 30, 2008). "U.S. 2". Retrieved 2008-12-20.


U.S. Route 2
Previous state:
Washington
Idaho Next state:
Montana