A key section of the road, Forest Road 327, is now open after it washed out during spring at Milepost 30.
This road, commonly used in the summer months for easier access from Highway 21 to the Middle Fork Boise River and Atlanta, was repaired by Forest Service employees. The repairs involved blasting rock from a nearby cliff, hauling in fill material and reshaping the road further from the river in hopes of preventing future issues.
“As a key recreation access road, we are very pleased to get these repairs done quickly and open the road to the public in time for the July 4th holiday period,” said Ruth Esperance, Idaho City District Ranger. “This will make travel safer and more efficient for hundreds of recreationists.”