Alternative Highway 95 Forum and Field Trip

C-3 E-2 & Current 95

The Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (PRDC), its organizational partners (including Wild Idaho Rising Tide), and concerned Moscow area citizens invite regional public involvement at an informational meeting followed by site visits on Saturday, March 16.  Everyone is welcome to consider and discuss Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) plans to reroute U.S. Highway 95 between Thorn Creek Road and Moscow, at the Alternative Highway 95 Forum and Field Trip starting at the 1912 Center Great Room, 412 East Third Street in Moscow.

From noon to 2 pm in the Great Room, community members will talk about ITD’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and technical reports on three alternatives for proposed highway realignment.  While presenting arguments supporting the central C-3 alternative and opposing the ITD-preferred eastern E-2 alternative, the knowledge-sharing session will encourage participant questions and insights.  Between 2 and 5 pm, event organizers and participants will carpool to locations along and near the proposed C-3 and E-2 routes.  Several area residents will host pertinent site visits and talks off Eid, Paradise Ridge, and Zeitler roads and Highway 95.  Travelers should dress warmly and bring beverages and snacks if desired. Continue reading