Transportation/Downtown and Waterfront Planning

Since 2011, Welch Comer has been working with the City of Harrison on several planning projects including transportation planning, downtown planning, and waterfront.

Most recently, we helped Harrison obtain a Community Choices grant through ITD to add welcome signs, pavement markings, and speed-feedback signing along SH97. This project will act as “traffic calming” to slow vehicular speeds as drivers enter the pedestrian-friendly downtown. The project will be constructed in summer 2015.  

Welch Comer worked with Kootenai County and the City to reconstruct the County-owned boat launch in 2012.  Welch Comer also worked with the City, County, and Idaho Department of Lands on a waterfront master plan in 2014. 

We are also continuously looking for opportunities for Harrison to fund downtown improvements to sidewalks, ADA ramps, parking, lighting, and landscaping.  Welch Comer recently coordinated with ITD to obligate ITD funds to replace ADA ramps and sidewalks along SH97 in downtown Harrison. This project will effectively “hit two birds with one stone” by working towards improvements identified as a top priority in Harrison’s transportation plan while helping ITD to chip away at the top priorities in their State ADA transition plan.

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Project Stats

Harrison’s waterfront master plan.
Concept for the entry signs on SH97 in Harrison.
The downtown revitalization plan was key to convincing ITD to commit funds to the project in 2018.