Road Update for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Release Date: Aug 7, 2017  

Multiple projects, including construction and maintenance activities, may affect visitor travel on forest system roads. Public health and safety has prompted closures on roads or sections of roads on the forest due to these activities. Other orders have been rescinded due to completion of projects or maintenance.

 

Areas recently impacted include:

Palouse Ranger District

  • Road 377: Closures related to logging activity (Order Number 01-17-52-17-002) and a landslide (Order Number 01-17-52-17-003) on Road 377 have been rescinded, effective August 4.
  • Road 477: A closure on Road 447 related to a culvert failure (Order Number 01-17-52-17-001) has been rescinded, effective August 4.

Lochsa/Powell Ranger District

  • Road 418: A culvert replacement project has closed 300 feet on each side of Pete King Creek near milepost 1.13, effective August 2. The closure is in effect for public health and safety during culvert replacement activities.

Salmon River Ranger District

  • Road 221: Asphalt repairs are beginning soon on Road 221 between mile markers 6.7 and 36.5. This project is expected to begin the week of August 7. Travelers should expect to encounter flaggers on the road and experience delays of up to 30 minutes at a time.
  • Road 2002: A culvert replacement project has closed 300 feet of Road 2002 on either side of Turnbull Creek, effective August 7. This closure is in effect for public health and safety during culvert replacement activities.

 

This is a summary of some of the most recent road updates on the forest. For more information about these and other road closures on the forest, please visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices. For additional information on road closures and general road conditions, please contact your local forest office.

Please be advised that other closures may be in effect due to active wildfires on the forest. Please visit our Fire Information webpage for the latest summary of fire restrictions and closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/home/?cid=fsm91_055753

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests thanks the public for their patience as we complete these important projects.

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