All LHD load limits have been lifted as of Monday, May 17, 2021. Click here for more information. 

Thursday, May 06, 2021 - 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, March 01, 2021 - Ramsey-Diagonal Overpass Update

Bridge girders were set May 3-5, 2021. Bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic in August 2021. 

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 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

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

No landscaping, fences or other encroachments are allowed in the public right-of-way and/or in adjoining exclusive roadway, drainage and utility easements.  In new subdivisions this means such encroachments should not be closer than 40-ft from the center of road.   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 before you install any such encroachments adjoining a public roadway.  Encroachments improperly installed within the public right-of-way or easements will be notice for removal and are subject to fines in accordance with the Idaho Statutes. 

Also, mailbox posts and receptacles must be built to Idaho Transportation Department's standards.  

Please contact LHD office for more information.

 2021 Construction Projects

Lakes Highway District has scheduled and contracted out a number of road improvement projects for the 2021 construction season, including road improvements, bituminous surface treatments and chip sealing throughout our jurisdiction.

Click here for more information, including information about the Government Way widening project and the Ramsey-Diagonal overpass project. 


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 567 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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