Expect travel delays for road repair work – Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (October 10, 2018) – Forest visitors to the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District are asked to plan ahead to ensure their route of travel is open and be patient for any delays as road construction projects continue into the fall season. It is important to note that alternate routes may be unpaved, narrow, and present difficulties for vehicles with large trailers.

The Spruce Ridge Road #205 and Upper Coeur d’Alene Road #306 are expected to have up to three hour traffic delays, as well as possible night work, for repairs and brushing.  The Grizzly Ridge Road #260 and Brown Grizzly Road #409A from the Stull Saddle area to Riley Saddle Area will have roadside brushing activities. Pothole and asphalt repairs are planned for the Coeur d’Alene Deception Creek Road #612 as a large number of potholes will be repaired from Fernan Saddle to Windy Ridge Saddle.  The road is narrow and traffic control signs will be used to assist traffic through the construction area while asphalt repair work occurs.

Repairing forest roads is a high priority for the Forest Service to meet the needs of increasing use from recreationalists and to accomplish other management activities. Visitors to the Idaho Panhandle Forests are encouraged to pick up a free Motor Vehicle Use Map available at any of the Ranger Stations. For additional information, please contact your local ranger station or visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/ipnf/.