Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Holiday Closure Memorial Day May 27, 2024


Thursday, September 21, 2023 - New Garwood Operations Facility

We’re Moving!

Construction has started on the new Lakes Highway District, Garwood Operations Facility.  Construction is expected to be completed in approximately one year (Fall/early Winter 2024).  Once complete, the City of Hayden will be relocating their Public Works Department to Lakes Highway Districts’ existing location on north Ramsey Road in Hayden.

The new Lakes Highway District facility will be located on two approximately sized 5-acre parcels that Lakes Highway District acquired by donation from the Idaho Transportation Department on the west side of Pope Road.  The new administration building and maintenance complex will be located on the southwest corner of Pope and Garwood, while two additional covered equipment storage buildings will be located on the northwest corner of Pope and Garwood. 

The project design team lead by H2A Architects includes Welch Comer, AEI and Kartchner Engineering.  The General Contractor on the project is Kilgore Construction, Inc out of Kolbert, Washington with subcontractors Simco Development, R.C. Worst, Kaestner Electric, Pro Builders, Tombari Structural Products and Interstate Concrete and Asphalt to name a few.  The contracted Cost of Construction is $9.3-miliion.  For additional information about the Lakes Highway District please call our office at (208) 772-7527. 


Monday, January 02, 2023 - Weed Spraying and Roadside Mowing

Lakes Highway District plays an important role in controlling the spread of noxious weeds in our county and state. Our work in this regard also provides many maintenance efficiencies such as reduced shoulder damage and reduction of roadside growth that may otherwise obscure roadside obstructions. Lakes Highway District sprays weeds within our right-of-way annually throughout our maintenance jurisdiction. Lakes Highway District also routinely mows roadside shoulders. The State of Idaho requires property owners to control noxious weeds on their proprety. Click here for more information about Idaho Statutes Title 22 Chapter 24 regarding noxious weeds, and click here for more information and FAQs regarding weed control from the Kootenai County Noxious Weed Control Office. If you desire to perform this maintenance yourself, please contact Lakes Highway District to request a "no weed spray" sign and/or other provisions. In the end, we will work together to accomplish this work within public road rights-of-way. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Monday, January 02, 2023 - ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM

 Lakes Highway District has adopted the Adopt-A-Highway Program.  For more information please contact the District Office at (208)772-7527.


Lakes Highway District

Hours: Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11341 N. Ramsey Road
Hayden, Idaho 83835
 Encroachments on Public ROW

The Highway District's maintenance operations include removal of trees and pruning of overgrowth that occurs within the public road rights-of-way and exclusive roadway easements. 

No planting of trees, placing of landscaping, boulders, installation of fences, gates or other encroachments are allowed in the public right-of-way and/or easements.  In new subdivisions such private improvements to the roadside should generally not be closer than forty (40) feet from the center of the existing roadway.  Although it is ultimately the adjoining private property owner's responsibility to confirm the right-of-way and easement location on their property, we ask that you please contact the Highway District if you need assistance.

Adjoining property owners who install encroachments without a permit are subject to fines in accordance with the Idaho Statutues.  Notice of such illegal encroachments will be posted on-site and mailed to the property owner.

Mailbox installations are an allowable encroachment, upon approval by permit from the Highway District.  The District's approval of mailbox installations and location supersedes any approval from the Post Master.  Mailboxes shall be installed at a location approved by the Highway District in an approved mailbox turnout meeting requirements of the Associated Highway District Standards.

Please contact LHD office for more information.

 2023 Scheduled Road Work

Contracted Road Work includes:

Paving Overlay on Ramsey Road (SH 53 to Chilco Road) Spring/Summer

Paving Overlay on Seasons Road (Weir to Clagstone) Spring/Summer

Paving Overlay on Twete Road (Good Hope to End end of Jurisdiction)  Spring/Summer 

 Major Work by District Forces: 

Approximately 25-miles of Chip Sealing (July-August) on: Bunco, Nunn, Bohn, Chapperell, El Dorado, Grand Tour, Glacier, Hudlow, Lancaster, Laramie, Pinewood, Remington, Rideway, Rimrock, Maxwell and the Spirit Lake Road.

Noxious Weed Control, District wide.

Tree Clearing and Brushing of right-of-way on Diagonal, Perimeter, misc as req'd, etc.

Crack Sealing, Asphalt Patching, Shouldering and Culvert repair as necessary based on annual inspections and storm damage.

All dates shown are approximate and may be subject to change.  Please call for additional information and limits of work.



Lakes Highway District - Hayden, Idaho

The Lakes Highway District was formed in May of 1971 as a result of the consolidation of the Kootenai County Road Department and four individual highway districts: Belmont, Bench, Dalton and Hayden Lake. As part of the consolidation in 1971, Lakes Highway District along with East Side, Worley and Post Falls Highway District formed an association named the Associated Highway Districts of Kootenai County, Idaho. The purpose of this organization is for the betterment of the secondary highway system in Kootenai County through cooperation, sharing of knowledge and ideas common to and for the benefit of the four Highway Districts in Kootenai County.

Lakes Highway District maintains the rural county roads in the areas surrounding Coeur d'Alene, Dalton, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Avondale, Twin Lakes, Spirit Lake and Bayview, Idaho. The District Boundaries generally lay north of Best Avenue in Coeur d’Alene up to the Bonner County line, east of State Highway 41 and north of the Rathdrum City Limits. The District maintains approximately 580 lane miles of road within its jurisdiction. View Lakes Highway District Map

The Lakes Highway District is an equal opportunity employer with the office being located at 11341 N. Ramsey Road, near the Coeur d’Alene Airport. District personnel consists of three commissioners, director of highways, deputy director of highways, clerk, treasurer, permit coordinator/receptionist and 16 maintenance personnel.

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