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  • Construction on US Hwy. 12 in north-central Idaho - April through October 2018

    Work to construct nearly $17 million in infrastructure and safety improvements on US Hwy. 12 in north-central Idaho will begin Monday, April 16, 2018.  Work is scheduled to be completed in October 2018.

    Improvements include the replacement of two old bridges over Maggie and Fish creeks and the repaving of more than 50 miles of the highway between Lowell, ID, and the Idaho-Montana border at Lolo Pass.

    Temporary signals will facilitate alternating, one-way traffic over the bridges during construction. Travelers can expect short delays during bridgework, and once paving starts in June, they should expect delays of more than two hours throughout the entire corridor.

    To learn more about construction and updates visit:

Key Contacts

  • Sandi McFarland, Administrator NPNHT
    Clearwater National Forest
    12730 Hwy 12
    Orofino, Idaho 83544
    (208) 476-8334
  • Roger Peterson, Public Affairs Officer
    Building 26 Fort Missoula Road
    Missoula, MT 59804
    (406) 329-3540