U.S. Route 2 in Idaho

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U.S. Highway 2

Albeni Highway
Dover Highway
US 2 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length80.152 mi[1][2] (128.992 km)
Part of the International Selkirk Loop
Major junctions
West end US 2 / SH-41 at the Washington state line in Oldtown
Major intersections US 95 from Sandpoint to Bonners Ferry
East end US 2 at the Montana state line near Moyie Springs
CountryUnited States
CountiesBonner, Boundary
Highway system
  • Idaho State Highway System
SH-1 SH-3

U.S. Highway 2 (US-2) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Idaho. It extends 80.152 miles (128.992 km) from the Washington state line and State Highway 41 (SH-41) in Oldtown, east to the Montana state line near Moyie Springs.[1]

Route description

US-2's bridge over the Moyie River

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 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]


US-2 was created in 1925 as part of the original system of U.S. 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

IdahoWashington line0.0000.000
US 2 west (Walnut Street) – Newport, Spokane
Continuation into Newport, Washington

SH-41 south (State Avenue) – Spirit Lake, Coeur d'Alene
Northern terminus of SH-41
BonnerPriest River5.8469.408
SH-57 north – Priest Lake
US 95 south – Coeur d'Alene, Spokane

SH-200 east – Clark Fork
Interchange with US 95; west end of US 95 overlap
BoundaryThreemile Corner64.350103.561
US 95 north – Canada
East end of US 95 overlap
US 2 east – Kalispell
Continuation into Montana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d e f Idaho Transportation Department (January 25, 2016). "Milepost Log: Route 0002" (PDF). Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Idaho Transportation Department (January 12, 2016). "Milepost Log: Route 0095" (PDF). Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Idaho Transportation Department (May 26, 2005). "Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide Index". Archived from the original on December 15, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2008.
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (January 30, 2008). "U.S. 2". Retrieved December 20, 2008.

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