2015 Roadwork - Planned Construction & Repair Projects
2015 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.
2015 Road Project Maps:
Payette Road Projects details
Warren Profile Gap Road. Valley County crews will construct a new bridge to replace a culvert just south of Jacobs Ladder, which is approximately 3 miles south of the Big Creek Work Center. A temporary bridge will be places to provide bypass traffic.
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. This work is planned for summer 2015.
Warren - Profile Gap Road, from the junction of the Stibnite Road, which is approximately five miles to the east of Yellowpine. There will be subbase work and graveling for several miles of the Warren-Profile Gap Road towards Profile Gap.
North Fork Smith Creek Road 371. Install a steel short bridge (called a vented ford) to replace an existing ford through a small creek. A temporary ford will be provided to allow vehicle passage during construction.
Rubicon, East Fork, and Shingle Hall Stewardship packages – General Road Maintenance, graveling, spot rock and culvert replacements up to 36”.
Dewey Joker Reroute – New routes are complete. 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 2015.
Four Boulder Creek AOP upgrades. The road the culverts are located on will be closed for a few weeks in July and early August 2015. Chockcherry Flat Road 158 will be closed at the jct. of 158 and 074. And the Smokey Boulder Road 074 will be closed at Mile post 11.4, which is approximately 1/2 mile north of Yantis Ditch. And the Freeport Road 1251 will be closed at the jct. of 074 and 1251. Replace old round/squash CMP culverts with open bottom structures which will provide aquatic organism passage (AOP). The AOP projects are: Star Creek NFSR #51251 at MP 0.2, Bullhorn Creek NFSR #50063 at MP 0.1, Ant Basin Creek NFSR #50158 at MP 1.06 and Unnamed tributary to Boulder Creek on NFSR #50074.
Fourth Rock Road work, including surface maintenance, culvert replacements, and spot rock is planned for 2015.
East Fork Weiser River Road 172. Includes surface maintenance, culvert replacements and spot rock. Most work will involve traffic delays up to 4 hours, but two of the culverts will require closure of the 50172 road between the 50486 road and the 50487 road for a couple of weeks.