Recreationists, anglers, and other through traffic will be impacted by two construction projects on U.S. Highway 12 this summer. The Idaho Transportation Department will be repairing the roadway in two sections.
The first project on US-12; Saddle Camp Road to Warm Springs (mileposts 140.6 – 151.4) will start this week. This work will include soft spot repairs, milling and paving, and new guardrail installation. A bicycle shuttle will be offered free of charge to cyclists during working hours 6 a.m.—6 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.).
The second project; Lochsa Ranger Station to Holly Creek (mileposts 121.4 – 130.3) will receive repairs and improvements as well. The first season of work will commence on July 10 and conclude mid-October (season 1 of 2). The work will include a shoulder notch widening on both sides of US-12, the construction of reinforced soil slopes, and the replacement of multiple culverts.
The road may be reduced to one lane with possible maximum 30-minute delay at times. Watch carefully for flaggers or pilot cars. Driving surface will vary from milled surface to gravel surface at the pipe crossings and soft spot repairs.