2013 Roadwork - Planned Construction & Repair Projects

 2013 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.
Visitors are reminded to beware of potential hazardous conditions along roadways, especially after heavy rainstorms or wind events. Please contact local Ranger Districts to report road damage or hazards that have not been signed. 
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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.

2013 Road Project Maps:

East Side

West Side

General Road Projects

Adams County -

Cottonwood Road Package:
Work on the Cottonwood Road No. 199 will include replacing two major culverts. One culvert is on the Cottonwood Road #199.  Currently NFSR # 524 is closed due to the washed out culvert. Both these two roads will be closed for several weeks when the culverts are replaced. Work for the Cottonwood road package will also include placing new gravel on road 50199 and Mill Creek Road #50165.  Work is planned to continue in summer of 2013.  

ERFO Repairs

Council Ranger District -

The following projects were funded by Emergency Repairs to Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) from FHWA. The work will repair damages to Forest roads caused by the heavy rains in the spring of 2010.

  • East Fork Weiser Bridge Replacement is in winter shutdown with an estimated completion date in 07/2013.

 Currently the road is closed due to the washed out bridge at the junction with Highway 95.