Coeur d’Alene prepared for rush of visitors for Fourth of July celebration
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — On Monday, one of the biggest annual events is set to hit the Lake City, the annual Fourth of July Parade and fireworks show, and Coeur d’Alene officials have released a traffic plan to make it easier to get in and out of town to enjoy the show.
The day kicks off at 11 am with the American Heroes Parade along Sherman Avenue, followed by food and live music throughout the afternoon at Coeur d’Alene City Park. Then, around dusk, the largest fireworks display in North Idaho will kick off at dusk (approximately 9:45 pm) over Lake Coeur d’Alene.
To accommodate the throngs of visitors who will converge on downtown Coeur d’Alene Monday, the city has devised a traffic plan that will include the shutdown of the on- and off-ramps at Northwest Blvd. starting at 8 pm. The interchange will be closed to help with traffic flow around the city.
A traffic plan will be put in place at 8:45 pm for the downtown area to help with the traffic flow as visitors and community members leave following the fireworks show. Part of the traffic plan includes blocking entering Northwest Blvd. from downtown and diverting traffic toward Mullan, Front and Sherman heading east or north toward Interstate 90.
“We want to ensure that residents and visitors can get to their planned destinations after fireworks as easily as possible, and we ask for patience while they leave the area,” said Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor. “It will take some time to leave due to the many thousands of people who will attend.”
For the full traffic plan Coeur d’Alene, check out the attached PDF provided for your convenience.
Want a preview of what the fireworks are going to look like? Check out our video below from last winter’s Coeur d’Alene holiday fireworks show.CDA Holiday Fireworks Show