Middle Fork Boise River Road to Reopen Friday After Washout


In August, a section of Middle Fork Boise River Road washed out. Friday, Oct. 31, it will reopen ahead of schedule.

A 700-foot section of road near milepost 38 (Big Five Creek) washed out Aug. 7, closing it for repairs. Two contractors worked through the late summer to fix the damage with $500,000 secured from the Idaho Department of Transportation. The section of road was part of Highway 21 access to Atlanta.

Construction was scheduled to be complete by mid-November, but because it was completed ahead of schedule, winter access via Highway 21 has been secured. 

However, Boise National Forest officials are advising recreationists that other roads in the forest remain blocked due to late summer rains and mud flows. These include Roaring River Road. 

More information is available at the Atlanta Highway District. It can be reached at 208-864-2115.