FS Road 101 Closed for Little Smith Creek Culvert Installation
Kamiah, Idaho (September 3, 2014) –Starting September 8, 2014, the Little Smith Creek, Forest Service Road 101 will be closed from Milepost 2 to Milepost 3 for culvert installation. The project is estimated to run through October 24.
Installation of a new culvert on Little Smith Creek will help increase stream flows and improve the passage of fish and other aquatic organisms.
During the closure, motorists can use the Swan Creek Road (FS Road 5503) as a detour around the project, however this road is not recommended for large travel trailers. Signs will be posted directing traffic to the detour. Smith Creek Road can also be accessed at milepost 6.0 from Road 418 (Smith Saddle) or milepost 16 from Road 514 (Fan Saddle).
Area of closure is only near milepost 2.7 at the project site. There will also be heavy truck traffic on Road 101 during the project from milepost 3.0 to milepost 9.0.
For more information, please contact Lynelle Knehans, Civil Engineer – Central Zone, at 208-476-8260.