U.S. Route 2 in Idaho

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 2 in Idaho. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 2.

U.S. Route 2 marker

U.S. Route 2
Albeni Highway, Dover Highway
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length: 80.152 mi[1][2] (128.992 km)
Tourist
routes:
Part of the International Selkirk Loop
Major junctions
West end: US 2 at the Washington state line and SH-41 in Oldtown
  US-95 from Sandpoint to Bonners Ferry
East end: US 2 at the Montana state line near Moyie Springs
Highway system

State Highways in Idaho

SH-1 SH-3

US Route 2 (US 2) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Idaho, running in Bonner and Boundary Counties. 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

County Location Mile[1][2] km Destinations Notes
Bonner Oldtown 0.000 0.000 US 2 west
SH-41
Junction on state line; US 2 continues into Washington
Priest River 5.846 9.408 SH-57
Sandpoint 28.515–
28.725
45.890–
46.228
US-95 south West end of US-95 overlap; intersection is located along a 4-square-block one-way loop
Ponderay 29.887 48.098 SH-200 east
Boundary Bonners Ferry 61.355 98.741
US-95 Bus.
64.350 103.561 US-95 north East end of US-95 overlap
  80.184 129.044 US 2 east Continuation into Montana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c d e f Idaho Transportation Department (November 26, 2008). "Milepost Log". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d Idaho Transportation Department (November 26, 2008). "Milepost Log". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  3. ^ Idaho Transportation Department (May 26, 2005). "Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide Index". 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