Repair work to begin on Lightning Creek Road

By Reader Staff

Repair work on the Lightning Creek Road and Boulder Creek Road will begin June 25. 

Heavy equipment has been moving into these areas and Noble Excavating, Inc., will mobilize and install traffic controls on Lightning Creek Road before active construction begins. Repairs are projected to be completed before the 2018 winter season. The road closures will remain in effect until the repairs are completed. For additional information and a timeline for this project, please visit

Lightning Creek Road, located on the Sandpoint Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, and Boulder Creek Road, located on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District, were significantly damaged by flooding in December 2015. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) implemented temporary emergency closures on both roads for public safety. The USFS received Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program funding from the Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) following these events. The WFLHD awarded the contract to repair the flood damage in May 2018. 

For more information, please contact the Sandpoint Ranger District at (208) 263-5111.

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