• Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Downtown Sandpoint

    Allison Wildman

  • Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Powerhouse Rainbow

    Aaron Qualls

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Contact Us: 

(208) 263-3428 / e-mail

Right-of-way Issues:
(208) 255-1877 / e-mail

National Locate before you dig Number: 811 

After Hours Emergencies:
(866) 482-4804 (toll free)


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street crew

The Street Division is part of the Public Works Department and has five full time employees and is responsible for maintaining approximately 55 miles of roadway in the transportation system in Sandpoint including the storm water system, bridge maintenance, signs and markings, street lights, street cleaning, ice and snow removal, leaf-branch and City wide cleanup.

Schweitzer Cutoff Bridge over Sand Creek - Weight Restrictions

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has notified the cities of Sandpoint & Ponderay and the Independent Highway District that the bridge shall have an axle limit of 6.3 tons.  A structural evaluation conducted by ITD shows the bridge is not adequate to carry typical maximum legal loads and must be posted for specific weight limits.  The Idaho Transportation Department conducts bridge inspections of all public road bridges to determine their structural capabilities.  The most recent bridge inspection report gives the Sand Creek Bridge a sufficiency rating of 4 and a structurally deficient rating.  Sufficiency ratings range from 0 (poor) to 100 (excellent).  Two years ago the sufficiency rating was 76.5.


Development Standards

Work within the right of way inside the corporate limits of Sandpoint is governed by various standards, policies and procedures.  Listed below are the standards.

  • Manual for Use of Public Right of Way – Permits for Utilities and Encroachments, June 1995 (LHTAC)
  • Manual for Use of Public Right of Way – Standard Approach Policy, June 1995 (LHTAC)
  • Manual for Highway and Street Standards, June 1995 (LHTAC)
  • Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction – 1999
  • Idaho Transportation Department – Standard Specification for Highway Construction – 1999
  • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) – 1988
  • Idaho Transportation Department – Catalog of Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP's) For Highway Construction and Maintenance – 1994