Idaho Panhandle national forest tunnel to be closed

Idaho Panhandle national forest tunnel to be closed
Idaho Panhandle National Forest

The Fishhook Gold center road #301 will be closed for up to eight weeks as contractors repair the tunnel following a safety inspection revealed rock fall hazards.

Repairs will begin on July 23 and the closures will include Fishhook Road #301 from the intersection with the Old River road at the St. Joe River to the intersection of the #753 Road at Lick Creek road.

The following routes will be available during the repairs: Alternative 1. Lick Creek Road #753 to Hoyt Mountain Road #325 to Boulder Creek
Road #396 to Clarkia Marble Road #321.

Alternative 2. Outlaw Creek Road 1928 to Upper Lick Creek Road#1926 to Lick Creek road # 753 to Hoyt Mountain Road #325 Road to Boulder Creek Road # 396 Road to Clarkia Marble Road #321
Alternative 3. Avery Timber Creek Road # 201 to Kelly Creek Rd # 1237
Alternative 4. The Kelley Creek Road #1237 from Avery to access the Avery Timber Creek Road #201. The lower three miles of the Kelly Creek Road 1237 will be closed to the public Monday to Friday from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to the expected increase of logging trucks.

Additional information can be found by contacting the St. Joe Ranger District’s St. Maries office at (208) 245-2531