2014 Roadwork - Planned Construction & Repair Projects
2014 New Road Projects will be added below as projects are finalized.
The Forest welcomes the public and offers a few suggestions to make your travel more pleasureable:
• If you are not familiar with the area you are traveling to, contact the appropriate Ranger District or county road office for current information on road conditions and area closures.
• Obtain a Forest Map and Motor Vehicle Use map to know what routes are currently open to the public and the uses allowed on those routes.
• Many Forest roads are open for mixed use applications and vehicles. Be alert to other uses such as commercial traffic, OHV, motorcycle, horse riding, hiking, and biking while traveling along the roads. Adjust speeds to be able to stop within 1/3 of your viewing distance, travel along the right side of the roadway, and share the road with other users.
• Be alert to roads damaged by spring conditions, including roadbed failures, rutting, and damaged drainage structures and bridges and do not drive beyond your capabilities.
This list of planned road projects is not all-inclusive. We try to keep it updated but conditions are changing fast as temperatures rise. Please call the relevant Ranger District office for the most accurate and up to date information.
2014 Road Project Maps:
Payette Road Projects details
Lick Creek Road – Partnership with the Nez Perce Tribe and Valley County to gravel and place dust abatement along four miles of the Secesh River to the Jct. with Secesh Horse Camp to reduce sedimentation to the Secesh River.
South Fork Salmon River Road #674. The road will be closed Sept 3 to Sept 19 between Poverty Flat campground and the Forest Boundary. Alternate route is Johnson Creek road to Yellowpine. The project is to replace three culverts on South Fork Salmon River road (24” and 36”) and install one MSE retaining wall in a place where the rock fill slope has settled.
Rubicon, East Fork, and Shingle Hall Stewardship packages – General Road Maintenance, graveling, spot rock and culvert replacements up to 36”.
Dewey Joker Reroute – Finish road work for new routes including gravel. Reclaim gravel on old sections of Joker Creek road prior to obliteration activities. Dewey Creek gravel reclamation and obliteration will occur in the spring/summer of 2015.
Old Cascade Road #165, Road Maintenance – General road maintenance, graveling, and spot rocking. The upper section is nearly complete, and the lower section is being advertised, expect work to start in September.
Three Boulder Creek AOP Upgrades – Star Creek NFSR# 51251 at MP 0.2 and MP 0.5 and Bullhorn Creek NFSR#50063 at MP 0.1. Replace old round/squash CMP culverts with open bottom structures. Work is completed for this season, and the AOP at 51251 MP 0.5 is completed, and the AOPs at Star creek and Bullhorn will be completed in the summer of 2015.
Sturgill Creek BAER work – Replace undersized CMP with Open bottom Structure in stream channel. Work is scheduled for August 20 through August 29, and the Sturgill Creek Road #50011 the road will be closed at the work site during this time.