Repair work is now underway on Forest Service Road #101, better known as Smith Creek Road, where a landslide caused culvert failure and a road washout in 2019. Smith Creek Road, located west of Syringa off of U.S. Highway 12, remains closed approximately two miles up from the highway for public safety during road repair activities. The contractor has been scheduled for up to 30 days to complete repairs. Once the work is completed, the Forest Service will re-evaluate the road closure. Read more.
The Forest Service has worked with the purchaser and logging operators on the Windy Shingle North timber sale, located in the Shingle Creek and Papoose Creek drainages southwest of Riggins, to decrease impacts to the public from road closures and delays due to timber harvest operations in the area. Due to work schedule changes, the Forest Service anticipates only 30- to 60-minute delays to the public along the Seven Devils Road (Forest Service Road #517) at this time. Read more.
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Lolo Pass Visitor Center invites the public to attend a National Public Lands Day event at Lolo Pass on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PDT) and will include outdoor activities for the whole family. Read more.
Following a series of landslides earlier this year that made the road impassable, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ North Fork Ranger District is glad to report that significant repairs have been completed and Forest Service Road #250 through Black Canyon is once again accessible for public travel. With this repair complete, contractors will soon shift to working on another area up the North Fork. Forest Service Road #255 (Deception Saddle) is scheduled to be closed at milepost 19.5 beginning September 27 as roadwork is conducted on that route. Read more.
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