Kamiah, Idaho (September 23, 2014) – Several projects are ongoing or completed in the central zone of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.
Bridge Inspections on the Moose Creek Ranger District: Forest Service personnel and an A&E design firm will be conducting routine technical bridge inspections on Selway Falls Bridge, Road 443 MP 31.3 on October 6 from 11 am to 3 pm and on Swiftwater Creek Bridge, Road 470 MP 0.1 on October 7 from 8 am to 4 pm. Both roads will experience long delays during these time frames to allow personnel to inspect both bridges using a man lift. The public should expect up to an 4 hour delay on Selway Falls Bridge and residents located on Swiftwater Road 470 should expect delays ranging from an half hour to several hours.
Project complete on the Lochsa Ranger District: Road 107 (Saddle Camp Road) is now open for the public. The Saddle Camp Road was closed for multiple weeks to allow the installation of a 60’ bridge and a bottomless arch culvert to allow fish passage and allow the structures to pass 100 year flood flows.
Fog Mountain Road 319 on the Moose Creek Ranger District: Road improvement work is being implemented on the Fog Mountain, Road 319, beginning September 22. Work includes road blading and the placement of aggregate for the first 4 miles of the Fog Mountain Road. The road will be closed, for the first 4 miles, 7 am-7 pm Monday through Friday starting September 22 and is expected to last several weeks. Closure is due to safety issues due to heavy equipment working on narrow roadways.
Indian Hill Road 290 Slide Repair on the Moose Creek Ranger District: Indian Hill Road 290 will be closed starting October 7 for approximately 2 weeks to allow construction equipment to repair a large fill failure. Closure is due to safety issues in regards to heavy equipment working on narrow roadways and the reduced road width at the slide location to allow equipment to access the toe of the slide for the repair.
For more information on these projects, please contact Stephan Frazier at 208-926-6408.