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Maintenance Work Scheduled for Road to Heaven’s Gate

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KAMIAH, Idaho —Visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Salmon River Ranger District and Hells Canyon should be prepared for delays on Forest Service Road #517 (Seven Devils Road) beginning October 3 during road maintenance work.


Roadwork will begin at the Forest Service boundary and continue approximately 1.5 miles along FSR #517. Heavy truck traffic and equipment will be present in the work area; visitors should drive defensively and expect delays.

“Beginning next week, road crews will be grading a mile and a half of Seven Devils Road, clearing any obstructions in the roadway, and adding new surface material. During this work, dump trucks will need to bring new surface material into the work area, and compactors and graders will be working on the roadway to finish the project,” said Brandon Anderson, engineering supervisor with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. “Visitors traveling through the work area should expect to encounter heavy machinery and experience delays. The newly maintained road surface will also be soft until it is compacted and graded; please travel with care.”

This roadwork is scheduled to continue through October 23.

For more information about travel conditions on the Salmon River Ranger District, please call the district office at (208) 839-2211.


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