As of Tuesday, May 30, 2017
A portion of Slate Creek Road, Forest Service Road (FSR) 354, located on the Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, has been temporarily closed due to timber harvest.
To protect public safety due to heavy truck traffic on narrow roads, FSR 354 has been closed from its junction with FSR 354G to its junction with the Grangeville-Salmon Road, FSR 221. This closure is in effect Monday–Friday from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. and is expected to last six to eight weeks. The road remains open on weekends.
This closure is in response to a helicopter logging operation at the Adams Stewardship Contract on the Salmon River Ranger District. The log landing for this operation is located on the north side of FSR 354. The helicopter service landing will be located at Adams Pit. Due to public safety concerns related to active helicopter operations, Adams Pit is also closed to public access at this time.
Approximately 30-50 loads of timber will be hauled on trucks travelling east on FSR 354 to FSR 221 and then to Grangeville.
FSR 221 has not been closed to public access due to this logging activity. Travelers should be aware of increased log truck traffic on this road over the next several weeks.