Road Work Scheduled At Hells Gate Week of September 9; Expect Delays
LEWISTON. ID — Surface preservation work on several Hells Gate State Park roadways is scheduled to begin the week of September 9 and is anticipated to last for approximately one month. There will be work done on the entire main road from the park entrance to the stop sign near the entrance of Cottonwood Loop, as well as work being done at the boat launch facility. The boat launch facility may be closed periodically during this time, but that is to still to be determined.
Construction will not occur after 6:00pm on Fridays and will not begin before 6:00am the following Monday. Be advised that construction may be performed at night with the exception of all campgrounds south of Tammany Creek Bridge. Be mindful of onsite traffic control operators on or near roadways. Construction-caused traffic delays will be limited to 20 minutes.
The project is being administered by a partnership with the Western Federal Lands Highway Division. The total project cost is approximately $680,000; of which, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) has contributed approximately $50,000 in matching funds. Additional funding for the necessary roadway maintenance was made possible by the Federal Lands Access Program.
IDPR would like to thank the Federal Highway Administration for this opportunity, and their team from the Western Federal Lands Highway Division for their expertise in designing and administrating this project. This roadway maintenance will serve as a great benefit to Hells Gate State Park and for continued public access to recreational experiences.