COEUR D'ALENE-- Construction crews have begun working on the next phase of the Education Corridor in Coeur d'Alene. The plan will expand the campuses of several schools including North Idaho College.
Heavy machinery started tearing up parts of Park Drive and River Avenue on Monday.
The goal is to add a new intersection at Northwest Boulevard including a stoplight. This will serve as both an entrance and exit into schools, homes and shops. Before the road was only an entrance.
North Idaho college officials say the goal is to have more of an infrastructure in place for future growth.
Specific plans aren’t in place yet. The outlook is to add new building for whets called the education corridor.
That includes NIC, Lewis Clark College and The University of Idaho, which already have facilities in that area of Coeur d’Alene.
This is the second construction phase. The first started back in November. Crews should be done in June.