2016 Roadwork - Planned Construction & Repair Projects

 2016 - 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.

Payette Road Projects details

  • The lower ford on the big creek – Smith Creek Road  NFSR #50371 will be close through the weekdays beginning August 1st .  The ford will be passible by ATV’s on the weekends.  This work is to install a overwater crossing to replace the ford.  Construction will be complete by Aug 5th.
  • Chester Road NFSR #51248 is closed at MP 0.69 for this replacement of a culvert.  This road will remain closed until September 30th.
  • Cold springs Road NFSR #50063 will be closed July 18th through August 1st for the replacement of a culvert.
  • French Creek Road NFSR #50246 will be closed August 3rd and 4th in conjunction with the work on Manning Crevice bridge.