Priest River slide repairs begin

Cones show one slide on ID-57 north of Priest River.

Work began Monday, May 20 to repair two slides that fell in April 2017 on ID-57 just north of Priest River. Repairs are expected to take about one month, during which the highway will be reduced to one lane with a temporary signal present to guide alternating traffic. 

On the west side of the highway, crews will excavate material and construct a rock inlay to help stabilize the slope. On the east side, gabion baskets, or cages full of rocks, will be installed. The highway will also be reconstructed. 

 Earthworks Northwest is constructing improvements for approximately $540,000.

For updates, visit the project website at