Road Reports Aug 9, 2020

Please share road reports. Conditions can change quickly any time of year. Be prepared for rocks and trees in the road and remember there is no cell phone service.

Highway 95: Detour around slide now open 24 hours
Aug 5 Update
Highway 95 opens for overnight travel in area of rockslide
link: KTVB story
August 4 Update
Starting tonight, the Idaho Transportation Department will open US-95 at the slide area south of Riggins for nighttime travel. Moving forward, the temporary road around the base of the highway will be open 24/7 unless closures are required for safety concerns or future repairs.
“We have worked with our geotechnical experts to establish a monitoring and lighting system that allows us to continually observe and survey the slope,” Operations Engineer Jared Hopkins said. “Now that we can do it safely outside of daylight hours, opening up for nighttime travel will better serve our customers who need to make deliveries at night.”
Flaggers will be on site tonight to direct two lanes of traffic through the work area. After tonight, temporary signals will replace the flaggers. The signals will be controlled by a spotter who will observe the slope and coordinate with surveyors on site.
ITD (link)
French Creek Road is not an official, nor a recommended detour for Highway 95.

Yellow Pine: Local streets are beat up, dry and dusty except where people paid for dust abatement. Deer, dogs and kids are wandering around. Please respect residents and wildlife and SLOW DOWN. Report that a dog was hit injured on Main street in June.
link: Local Forecast
Yellow Pine Webcam: (check date on image)

Warm Lake Highway: No problems reported.
link: SNOTEL Big Creek Summit 6580′

Highway 55 Webcams Link:
Link: Bridge construction at Horseshoe Bend.
Link: Fall 2020 ID-55, Smiths Ferry Improvements
State Highway 55 Construction Work Scheduled
Fall (September through November) and Spring (March through May)
– Daytime and nighttime work seven days a week
– Full road closures Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm
– One-way alternating traffic during all other time frames
link: more info

South Fork Road: Closed 7am to 4pm daily with no closures on weekends.
Report from Saturday (Aug 1) the road is rough in the construction zones on weekends.
The closure sites will change on a weekly basis, and will not always be adjacent to the last closure site. Refer to the current weekly newsletter or the project website to determine the closure point and access for each week. South Fork Road Project page (link)
link: Tea Pot Weather Station 5175′
link: South Fork Stream Gauge

EFSF Road: Saturday (Aug 1) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the road is getting rough in some spots but overall pretty good.

Johnson Creek Road: Open.
Wednesday (Aug 5) mail truck driver (Kaleb) reports the washboards are getting a little rougher.
Report Aug 2: “Johnson creek was washboardy in the canyons but others wise livable.” – AP
link: Johnson Creek Airstrip Webcam
link: Johnson Creek Stream Gauge
Note: The elevation at Landmark is 6,630 feet

Lick Creek: Opened by the county June 24th.
Report Aug 2: “Lick Creek was very bad and did a number on [some] rigs so caution.” – AP
Note: The elevation at Lick Creek Summit is 6,877 feet

Profile Creek Road: Open and rough.
Summit was reported snow free on Sunday June 28.
Note: The elevation at Profile summit is 7607 feet.

Big Creek Webcam: (check date on image)

Yellow Pine to Stibnite: Open
link: Stibnite Weather Station 6594′

Stibnite to Thunder Mountain: Travel at your own risk.
Report Aug 2: “People are going over Monumental in side by sides and cars. A bit rougher than last year is the report.” – LM
Note: The elevation at Monumental Summit is 8590 feet.

Cinnabar: Report received July 11: “UTV group made it into Cinnabar [via the upper road] about two days ago. Lots of snow drifts. Rough going. But they cut the trees out of the road.” -SA

Big Creek to Elk Summit to Warrens Road: Travel at your own risk.
Report Aug 2: “motorcycles and side by sides going over Elk Summit not sure about cars.” – LM
Note: The elevation at Elk Summit is nearly 9000 feet.

Warrens Wagon Road: Construction update: The road is CLOSED from 8am-Noon and 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN with a PILOT CAR from Noon-1pm and after 5pm Monday-Friday. The road is OPEN without a pilot car on Saturday and Sunday.
Update June 4: be aware that the Long Gulch Culvert Installation Project along Warren Wagon Road from Chinook Campground to Steamboat Summit will begin on June 15 and end in mid-July. The project involves the installation of numerous cross drain culverts. Delays of under 1 hour can be expected. This area of Warren Wagon is between Secesh Meadows and Warren.

Deadwood Summit: Open, travel with caution.
Scott Mountain is also open.
Note: The approx elevation at Deadwood Summit is 6,883 feet.
link: SNOTEL Deadwood Summit 6860′