Lakes Highway District

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

11341 N. Ramsey Road
Hayden, Idaho 83835
 General Information

SPEED LIMITS: Click here for more information regarding speed limits, including how transportation departments and highway districts set speed limits. 

SPEEDING IN RURAL AREAS: Click here for more information.

WEED SPRAYING and ROADSIDE MOWING: Lakes Highway District plays an important role in controlling 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 property. 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 the 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. 

SUBDIVISION REVIEW PROCEDURES: Click here for Subdivision Review Procedures.

 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.

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