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7/01/2020 Message from Steve Klatt, Director, Road and Bridge Department    

Reflections – Summer 2020

The past three months have been a most interesting time in the life of the Bonner County Road Department.  Mid-March found us shuffling half crews on and off for the next six weeks, during which our summer construction schedule began to slip immediately.  By the time we got our full crews working together again, Mother Nature decided to play pranks upon us with frequent and persistent rain events.  Now, at the end of June, we are finishing our mag chloride treatments of early June.

The interruptions and rain delays have also upended our construction schedules for this year.  We have been able to get a substantial amount of work done on North Kootenai Road, brushing work done up on Eastshore Road at Priest Lake, and several smaller roads graveled near Cocolalla Lake that have been waiting a few years.  A project impacted by this year’s interruptions has been our BST project for Lakeshore Drive being split into road improvements later this year and surface treatment being completed next summer.

Chip sealing projects will get underway right after the Fourth in the Sagle area, move out to the Clark Fork area and then up to Priest Lake.  Depending on what little tricks Mother Nature is hiding up her sleeves, we should be done with chips around the middle of August.  We will have a crew working on brushing and ditches up Baldy Mountain Road, plus a contractor clearing right-of-way on Woodland Drive.  We are working on setting up a guardrail project for an area on Denton Road and the striping of roads will get under contract before too much longer.

Bonner County got a unique opportunity to participate in planning efforts funded by the Federal Highway Administration to create a Local Roads Safety Plan.  The numbers of serious and fatal crashes on local roads is disconcerting at best and I have wanted to study our crash data to determine if similarities in crashes exist that might be treated systemically for improved driver safety.  This effort has been made a bit cumbersome by COVID 19 restrictions on travel this year, but getting traffic safety planners to help us analyze our road system is a good starting point.  We have been awarded a grant for right-of-way clearing of hazard trees in a couple of years and that will help reduce the severity of future crashes.

We are working on a project to replace a small bridge that is failing out on the Gypsy Bay Road after summer traffic slows down and have a bridge deck restoration job scheduled up on Peninsula Road once we begin to have some warm days.  There are three more intersection lights we will have installed on Highway 95 south of Sandpoint later this summer and will continue to expand our lighted intersection program each year.  Hard to believe, but we are beginning to gather up our stockpiles of anti-skid material for winter already in a program that costs nearly $2 million each season.  It has been good to add three new trucks to our aging fleet.

Let’s all drive safely and have patience with our crews working to improve your county roads.

Steve Klatt, Director

UPDATE 6/15/2020 - N. KOOTENAI ROAD WILL BE CLOSED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR CROSS CULVERT REPLACEMENT

MONDAY, JUNE 15TH 7AM TO 4PM - 1200 BLK

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY JUNE 16TH 7AM THRU JUNE 17TH APPROX 3PM AT 2800 BLK

THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH7AM TO 4PM - 3200 BLK

UPDATE 6/09/2020 - BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE SAGLE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE ON MONDAY, JUNE 15TH FROM 8:30 AM - 5 PM. PLEASE USE ALTERNATE ROUTES.

UPDATE 6/02/2020-  BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE ALGOMA SPUR RAILROAD CROSSING FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH FROM 8:30 AM - 4 PM FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

UPDATE 5/27/2020 - CREW IS WORKING ON IMPROVING RIGHT OF WAY ON N KOOTENAI RD - ROCK HAMMER AT WORK

UPDATE 5/26/2020 MONTANA RAIL LINK RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURES FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

W Oden Bay Road Railroad crossing will be closed on Wednesday, May 27th from 8 am to 2 pm. No other outlet - Please plan accordingly

Kootenai Bay Road Railroad Crossing will be closed Monday, June 1st from 9 am to 2 pm. No other outlet - Please plan accordingly

UPDATE 5/18/2020 -WEIGHT LIMITS - All county roads have been lifted from weight limits.

UPDATE 4/17/2020 - UPCOMING BNSF RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURES FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

W Oden Bay Rd - Wednesday, 4/22/2020  9 am - 2 pm - No other outlet - Please plan accordingly

Bottle Bay Rd - Thursday, 4/23/20250  8 am - 5 pm

Barnhart Rd - Tuesday, 4/28/2020  8 am - 5 pm

UPDATE 4/03/2020 - BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE BOTTLE BAY RAILROAD CROSSING OVERNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8TH AT 7:30 AM THRU THURSDAY APRIL 9TH AROUND 4 PM.

UPDATE 3/25/2020 - BNSF IS CLOSING THE BARNHART ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING AT 8:30 AM TODAY, 3/25/2020 THRU 3 PM TOMORROW, 3/26/2020 FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE.

UPDATE 3/24/2020 - BARNHART ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE CHANGE BY BNSF RAILROAD

BNSF will need to close the crossing overnight on Thursday as opposed to opening them up that afternoon.  The crossing will be closed from 8:30 am Thursday through 3 pm on Friday for track maintenance.

Please make the necessary arrangements.

UPDATE 3/20/2020 - BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE FOLLOWING RAILROAD CROSSINGS FOR TRACK MAINTENANCE

Bottle Bay Rd  - Monday, 3-23-2020 - 8:30 am - 5 pm

Sportsman Access Rd - Wednesday, 3-25-2020 - 8:30 am - 5 pm

Barnhart Rd - Thursday,  3-26-2020 - 8:30 am -5 pm

N Granite Loop - Friday, 3-27-2020 -  8 am - 5 pm

 Sportsman Access Rd - Tuesday 3-31-2020 - 8:30 am - 5 pm

UPDATE 3/19/2020 - BNSF will be closing the Bottle Bay Road railroad crossing for track maintenance on Monday, March 23rd from 8:30 to 4 pm instead of Tuesday. As of now, they will not be closing it overnight.

UPDATE 3/16/2020 - BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE FOLLOWING RAILROAD CROSSINGS FOR TRACK REPAIRS. 

Huckleberry Mountain Road - Tuesday, March 17th, 9am to 5pm and Wednesday, March 18th, 9 am to 3pm.

Bottle Bay Rd - Tuesday, March 24th from 8am overnight, reopening at approximately 4pm.

Please plan accordingly.

UPDATE 2/03/2020 - WEIGHT LIMITS - EASTRIVER SLIDE 6400 BLOCK

UPDATE 1/31/2020 - WEIGHT LIMITS 

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads are posted are green flags. Weight limits may be posted on some roads next week.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads will be posted with green flags today, January 31st. Weight limits may be posted on some roads next week.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

Johnson Creek Rd, E Spring Creek Rd and Mosquito Creek Rd are posted with weight limits.

Per  BCRC Ordinance #422, it shall be the responsibility of the hauler to contact the Road & Bridge Department to determine whether or not these restrictions are in place.

These restrictions will remain in effect until changed, at which time updates will be posted.

Per  BCRC Ordinance #422, it shall be the responsibility of the hauler to contact the Road & Bridge Department to determine whether or not these restrictions are in place.

For additional information, contact Bonner County Road & Bridge at 255.5681 ext 1 between the hours of 7 am to 4 pm. After hours please call 208.255.5681 #8 for weight limits.

11/27/2019 - Update - Winter driving conditions - County roads are not maintained 24 hours a day. To report County "maintained" road condition issues such as downed trees blocking the roads, icy roads, large snowdrifts, heavy snow accumulations, etc, call Road and Bridge, 208-255-5681, and press option #1, Monday - Friday 7 am - 4 pm. During holidays, weekends or after hours, please call Bonner County Dispatch at 208-265-5525 to make a report of serious issues... Dispatch has the ability to contact the foremen.

Drive safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

UPDATE 11/14/2019 -STOP SIGNS TO BE REPLACED WITH YIELD SIGNS AT CERTAIN RAILROAD CROSSINGS IN IDAHO 

Residents may notice conflicting Stop Ahead, Stop and Yield signs at certain passive railroad crossings as the railroad companies are replacing signage within their right of way. The switch from stop signs to yield signs is being done by the railroad company that owns the rail line. Railroad companies are working to complete the sign change at crossings by Dec. 31, 2019. The Bonner County Road Department is removing the stop signs laying in the right of way along County maintained roads once the railroad contractors have installed the new Yield signs. 

When approaching a crossing that has a yield sign, drivers should slow down, look both ways, look for train lights at night and listen intently for sounds of an approaching train and only proceed across the tracks when it's safe to do so. Drivers should exercise caution, obey the speed limit and be prepared to stop if a train is approaching.

                                                                                  

UPDATE 11/12/2019 - FIRST WINTER SNOWSTORM - PLEASE DRIVE FOR THE CONDITIONS

WINTER MAINTENANCE MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR KLATT

Hello Bonner County Drivers – As the clouds begin to gather after a remarkably beautiful October, we are confronted with our annual conundrum, “Are we going to be ready for winter driving on our local rural roads?” Winter road maintenance is expensive, hazardous for operators and time-consuming.  Bonner County spent nearly $2,000,000 last winter providing safer roads.    Please remember to make sure you have winter tires on your rig and that County roads are not maintained 24 hours a day.  Hopefully, this winter is not as early and persistent as last winter was. 

Mailboxes in county road rights-of-way suffer greatly from snow plowing activity and are the responsibility of the owner.  Most people underestimate the weight of snow being pushed from the road, so if you can wiggle your mailbox, there is a fair probability that plowed snow will take it down.  County operators do not intentionally damage mailboxes but, maintain speed to throw snow from the road.  The growing number of garbage cans placed for pickup within the right of way must be kept out of the plowed travel surface because they will end up in the ditch and create an unsightly mess that individuals are responsible for.

Snowplowing commences after several inches have accumulated on roadways.  Bonner County Road & Bridge operates three districts to maintain 680+ miles of road, but all adhere to these priorities for our winter maintenance:

1st Priority             School bus routes, arterials, and major collectors

2nd Priority           All other county maintained roads after 1st Priority roadways

3rd Priority       Sanding generally begins after plowing a road is completed.  Sand is applied to steeper roadway grades, at intersections, on bridges, and other areas determined to be hazardous.  It is not standard policy to sand straight stretches of the roadway because of snow.  Road salt is not used. 

Residents who remove snow from their driveways are reminded that Idaho Code 18-3906 prohibits placing snow or ice on any public road in a manner that impedes traffic or makes it unsafe and 18-3907 prohibits the placing of snow in any manner that affects the water flow of a ditch line.  If your snow plowing affects the County’s plowing or anyone driving the road, you are breaking the law.

YOU CAN HELP

There are several ways the public can help make the County’s job more cost-effective and safe:

  • Vehicles must not be parked on roadways during snow events.  Vehicles will be buried in the snow berm and/or towed if interfering with the plow route.  Once bermed in, it is the resident’s responsibility to shovel their vehicle out.  Please remember – our roads are not city streets!
  • Landscape features such as rocks, fences or planters should be removed from the rights-of-way for the winter.  They may be destroyed by snow plowing, but they also can do substantial damage to snowplows.  Owners are responsible for County equipment unnecessarily damaged.
  • Do not push snow over ends of culverts or drainage structures.  Rapid warming cycles in winter could result in overloaded ditches being unable to drain.  Local flooding could occur.
  • Mailboxes are damaged during snow removal operations.  Replacement of damaged mailboxes is the responsibility of the property owner/resident per the Bonner County Road Standards Manual, Section 8.
  • Snow removal operations require the use of large and heavy equipment during periods of darkness usually accompanied by limited visibility caused by falling snow.  Bonner County operators are trained and safety is stressed at all times.  Drivers of automobiles should follow at a safe distance where the operator can see you in his mirrors.
  • Children love to watch the large equipment, noise, lights, and activity of snow removal operations.  Please keep children a safe distance away.  The concentration required for snow removal means the operators may not always be able to see people close by and accidents could result.
  • Please encourage children NOT to build tunnels, forts or play in snow berms.

UPDATE 11/07/2019 DUFORT ROAD INTERSECTION WIDENING PROJECT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

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UPDATE 10/28/2019 - UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD WILL BE CLOSING THE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING AT THE NORTH END OF BANDY ROAD FROM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT 7 AM UNTIL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST AT 7 PM FOR REPAIRS.

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UPDATE 10/25/2019 - DUFORT ROAD INTERSECTION WIDENING PROJECT CONTINUES. PAVING IS PROJECTED TO TAKE PLACE NEXT THURSDAY, 10/31/2019.

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UPDATE 10/24/2019 - HIGHWAY 95 - DUFORT ROAD INTERSECTION TURN LANE ADDITION - WORK IS UNDERWAY ON THE TURN LANE ADDITION TO DUFORT ROAD AT HIGHWAY 95 INTERSECTION WITH MOST OF THE WORK SLATED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO.

BEFORE

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CURRENTLY WORK IS UNDERWAY

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UPDATE 10/15/2019 - UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD WILL BE CLOSING EDGEMERE CUTOFF RAILROAD CROSSING FOR REPAIRS FROM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AT 7 AM THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH UNTIL 5 PM. SEE MAP LINK BELOW

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UPDATE 10/10/2019 - DICKENSHEET ROAD - NEW GUARDRAIL INSTALLATION COMPLETED

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UPDATE 10/09/2019 - BNSF RAILROAD WILL BE CLOSING HOMESTEAD ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING ON MONDAY, OCT 14TH FROM 10 AM - 3 PM FOR PAVING. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

UPDATE 10/08/2019 - EMERGENCY REPAIRS UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURES EXTENDED 

DUE TO MUCH MORE EXTENSIVE WORK ON THE TRACKS, KELSO - CLAGSTONE CUTOFF RAILROAD CROSSING WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 5 PM TODAY.

KELSO LAKE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING WILL BE CLOSED  TUESDAY, OCT 15TH THROUGH THURSDAY, OCT 17TH. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

UPDATE 10/07/2019 - EMERGENCY RAILROAD CROSSING  REPAIRS  BY UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD 

Kelso Clagstone Cutoff Rd at the tracks - Sat, Oct 5th from 3pm thru Mon, Oct 7th 4pm

8300 Blk of Kelso Lake Rd at the tracks - Mon, Oct 7th from 4pm thru Tue, Oct 8th 5pm

UPDATE 10/07/2019 - BALDY MOUNTAIN ROAD CLOSURE TUESDAY, OCT. 8TH FROM 9 AM - 11 AM FOR A CROSS CULVERT REPLACEMENT NEAR ( LARSEN RANCH ROAD INTERSECTION). PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

UPDATE 9/10/2019 - TWO ROAD WORK PROJECTS IN DISTRICT 1 THIS WEEK. 

BAYVIEW ROAD WILL BE CHIPSEALED TOMORROW, 9/11/2019. PILOT CARS WILL BE USED, EXPECT DELAYS FROM 7 AM - 4:30 PM                             

WOODED ACRES DR WILL RECEIVE THE 2ND APPLICATION OF BST THURSDAY, 9/12/2019. PILOT CARS WILL BE USED, EXPECT DELAYS FROM 8 AM - 4:30 PM                                                                             

UPDATE 9/06/2019 TWO UPCOMING ROAD PROJECTS  IN DISTRICT 3 NEXT WEEK - ELMIRA ROAD AT HIGHWAY 95 AND EAST SPRING CREEK 

Monday 9/9/2019 one crew will be working on the intersection of Highway 95 and west Elmira. There will be flaggers and maybe short delays. Another crew will be putting rock in the shoulders of the new pavement on East Spring Creek. We should have both projects finished by the afternoon of 9/10/2019. 

UPDATE 9/05/2019 UPCOMING BNSF RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE AT HOMESTEAD RD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH. 

BNSF will be closing Homestead Rd at the RR tracks on Wednesday, Sept 11th from 8:30 am to 5 pm for repairs.   

UPDATE 8/30/2019 GROUSE CREEK BRIDGE REPAIRS

Gabion wall, erosion and scour protection, concrete repairs, and new guard rails coming. Pumping some new life into this old bridge. The new guard rails will extend past the end of the bridge, wrap back and be secured deeper into the beams. The current guard rails were only secured to the outside and are broken loose as shown in the bottom photo.

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UPDATE 8/19/2019 - UPCOMING BNSF RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE AT NORTH END OF GRANITE LOOP 

BNSF will be closing the NORTH end of Granite Loop at the railroad tracks starting Wed, Aug 21st at 8 am and reopening Thursday, Aug 22nd at approx 5 pm.

UPDATE 8/14/2019 - WOODED ACRES ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE FROM TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 THROUGH THURSDAY AUGUST 22. THE DETOUR VIA WESTWOOD HEIGHTS RD, LOWER MUSKRAT SPUR, MUSKRAT LAKE RD,  GYPSY BAY RD TO LAKESHORE DRIVE WILL BE OPEN.

SEE DETOUR MAP BELOW:  WOODED ACRES ROAD CLOSURE - DETOUR MAP.pdf

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UPDATE 8/08/2019 - GROUSE CREEK BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 12TH.

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Expect delays as this project will be ongoing for a while. See map  below:

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UPDATE 8/08/2019 - CHIPSEALING PROJECTS IN DISTRICT 3 BEGIN NEXT WEEK 

Upcoming chip seal projects in District 3 beginning Monday, August 12, 2019 are as follows:

1) Upper Pack River Rd 7.1 Miles

2) Elmira Rd .4 Miles

3) Samuels Rd 3.67 Miles

4) Grouse Creek Cutoff 1.2 Miles

5) Jacobson Rd 1.52 Miles

6) Lower Pack River Rd 3.03 Miles

Pilot cars will be leading traffic through, expect delays.

UPDATE 7/31/2019 - BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING FOR REPAIRS ON 8/06/2019 FROM 8 AM - 6 PM.

SEE DETOUR MAP LINKS BELOW.

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UPDATE 7/24/2019 - BNSF HAS RESCHEDULED THE RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE AT THE SOUTH END OF GRANITE LOOP, AGAIN,  TO THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST AT 8 AM AND REOPENING THE FOLLOWING DAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2ND AT 5 PM.

UPDATE 7/22/2019 - UPCOMING BNSF CROSSING CLOSURE MONDAY JULY 29TH - 30TH

BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE RAILROAD CROSSING AT THE SOUTH END OF GRANITE LOOP STARTING MONDAY, JULY 29TH AT 8 AM AND REOPENING THE FOLLOWING DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 30TH. AT 5 PM. SEE DETOUR MAP LINK BELOW:

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UPDATE 7/02/2019 - UPCOMING SUMMER - FALL ROAD PROJECTS

District 1 Sagle Area - July - August - Wooded Acres Drive - Prep work, ditching and BST treatment, expect delays until late August when the road will be closed for a week. Detour will be out Westwood Heights, Lower Muskrat Spur, Muskrat Lake Rd, Gypsy Bay Rd to Lakeshore Dr during the road closure.

Jewel Lake Rd (west end) brushing and ditch work in right of way during August. Expect delays

Sagle Rd brushing and ditch work during the month of September. Expect delays.

5/30/2019 - GRANITE LOOP RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE, SOUTH END UPDATE - BNSF ran into some mechanic issues today on the repair of the railroad tracks, therefore the railroad crossing at the south end of Granite Loop will be closed overnight until midday tomorrow. They apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE 5/28/2019 - BNSF WILL BE CLOSING THE RAILROAD CROSSING AT THE SOUTH END OF GRANITE LOOP THURSDAY, MAY 30TH FROM 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM FOR REPAIRS. DETOUR SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.

UPDATE 5/15/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS HAVE BEEN LIFTED ON ALL ROADS

UPDATE 5/14/2019 - WEIGHT LIMIT CHANGE - ONLY TRESTLE CREEK ROAD IS STILL ON WEIGHT RESTRICTION.

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Trestle Creek Rd

UPDATE 5/13/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGE

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Eichs Rd and Martin Bay Rd.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Trestle Creek Rd

UPDATE 5/09/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGES

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Eichs Rd, Sunset Rd and Martin Bay Rd.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits. FYI- The detour for Eastriver Rd, starting at the 5770 block is Eastriver Loop in which the bridge has an axle limit of 3.2 tons.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Trestle Creek Rd

UPDATE 5/07/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGES IN DISTRICT 2 - EASTSHORE ROAD IS OPEN TO HAULING AS OF TODAY.

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Merrill Martin Rd both ends, Eichs Rd, Jewel Lake Rd, Sunset Rd and Martin Bay Rd.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits. FYI- The detour for Eastriver Rd, starting at the 5770 block is Eastriver Loop in which the bridge has an axle limit of 3.2 tons.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Upper Gold Creek Rd, Rapid Lightning from mm 7600 (where it meets Upper Gold), Trestle Creek Rd and W. Spring Creek.

UPDATE 5/06/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGES IN DISTRICT 1 - MORE ROADS OPEN TO HAULING

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Merrill Martin Rd both ends, Eichs Rd, Jewel Lake Rd, Sunset Rd and Martin Bay Rd.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;   Eastshore Rd from mm 8.5 (at Indian Creek Campground) to Canoe Point Rd, mm 17.5. The detour for Eastriver Rd, starting at the 5770 block is Eastriver Loop in which the bridge has an axle limit of 3.2 tons.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Upper Gold Creek Rd, Rapid Lightning from mm 7600 (where it meets Upper Gold), Trestle Creek Rd and W. Spring Creek.

UPDATE 5/03/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGE - RIVER ROAD IN CLARK FORK HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM WEIGHT LIMITS RESTRICTIONS

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;  Pend Oreille Dr, Merrill Martin Rd both ends, Wooded Acres, Cocolalla Loop, Algoma Spur, Heath Lake Rd, Old Highway 95,  Overlake View Rd, Blacktail Rd, Butler Creek Spur, Sunset Rd, Southside School Rd, Sherwoods Rd, Martin Bay Rd and Comeback Bay Rd and Jewel Lake Rd which are closed to all hauling.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;   Eastshore Rd from mm 8.5 (at Indian Creek Campground) to Canoe Point Rd, mm 17.5. The detour for Eastriver Rd, starting at the 5770 block is Eastriver Loop in which the bridge has an axle limit of 3.2 tons.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for; Upper Gold Creek Rd, Rapid Lightning from mm 7600 (where it meets Upper Gold) , Trestle Creek Rd and W. Spring Creek.

UPDATE 5/03/2019 - COCOLALLA LOOP BNSF CROSSING WILL BE OPEN TODAY, BUT CLOSED WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH FOR REPAIRS

BNSF will be closing the railroad crossing at the north end of Cocolalla Loop on Wednesday, May 8th from 7:30 am to 4 pm for railroad crossing repairs. Use south end of Cocolalla Loop detour.

UPDATE 5/02/2019 - COCOLALLA LOOP, NORTH END BNSF RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

BNSF has closed the railroad crossing on the north end of Cocolalla Loop for today, tomorrow ( May 3rd) and Wed, May 8th from 7:30 am to 4 pm for railroad crossing repairs. Use south end of Cocolalla Loop detour.

UPDATE 5/01/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGES

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;  Pend Oreille Dr, Merrill Martin Rd both ends, Wooded Acres, Cocolalla Loop, Algoma Spur, Heath Lake Rd, Old Highway 95,  Overlake View Rd, Blacktail Rd, Butler Creek Spur, Sunset Rd, Southside School Rd, Sherwoods Rd, and Martin Bay Rd. Comeback Bay Rd and Jewel Lake Rd are closed to all hauling.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;   Eastshore Rd from mm 8.5 (at Indian Creek Campground) to Canoe Point Rd, mm 17.5. The detour for Eastriver Rd, starting at the 5770 block is Eastriver Loop in which the bridge has an axle limit of 3.2 tons.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;  Upper Gold Creek Rd, Rapid Lightning from mm 7600 (where it meets Upper Gold) , Trestle Creek Rd, W. Spring Creek and River Rd from Twin Creek eastbound

UPDATE  4/30/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS CHANGES

The following roads are still posted with weight limits;  Pend Oreille Dr, Merrill Martin Rd both ends, Wooded Acres, Cocolalla Loop, Algoma Spur, Heath Lake Rd, Old Highway 95,  Martin Bay Rd, Overlake View Rd, Blacktail Rd, Butler Creek Spur, Sunset Rd, Southside School Rd, Sherwoods Rd. Comeback Bay Rd and Jewel Lake Rd are both still closed to all hauling.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads have been lifted from weight limits except for;   Eastshore Rd from mm 8.5 (at Indian Creek Campground) to Canoe Point Rd, mm 17.5. The detour for Eastriver Rd, starting at the 5770 block is Eastriver Loop in which the bridge has an axle limit of 3.2 tons.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

The following roads are still posted with weight limits. Upper Pack River Rd from Caribou Crk Rd north, Upper Gold Creek Rd, Rapid Lightning from mm 1.587 (store), Trestle Creek Rd, W. Spring Creek, River Rd from Twin Creek eastbound.  Woodland Dr and Sunnyside Rd from mile marker 7864 to Hwy 200 which is the eastern portion of Sunnyside Rd or backside are still closed to all hauling.

UPDATE 4/23/2019 ROAD GRADERS ARE OUT IN FULL FORCE TODAY

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GRADING NORTH BOYER ROAD

UPDATE 4/15/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS - EASTSHORE ROAD CLOSED TO HAULING FROM INDIAN CREEK TO CANOE POINT - DISTRICT 2

TRAFFIC LIMITED TO RESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC, EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND ESSENTIAL HAULERS WITH PERMITS ISSUED FOR HALF LOADS BY ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads are posted with weight limits.  The following roads are closed to All Hauling, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Birch Banks Rd, Hanford Dr, E Comeback Bay Rd, Comeback Bay Rd, Algoma Spur, Jewel Lake Rd, Cocolalla Loop and Mountain View Rd in Blanchard.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads are posted with weight limits. Eastshore Rd from mm 8.5 (at Indian Creek Campground) to Canoe Point Rd, mm 17.5 is closed to All Hauling.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads are posted with weight limits. The following roads are closed to All Hauling, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Woodland Dr and Sunnyside Rd from mile marker 7864 to Hwy 200 which is the eastern portion of Sunnyside Rd or backside.

UPDATE 4/10/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS - ANOTHER ROAD CLOSED TO HAULING IN DISTRICT 1 - MOUNTAIN VIEW RD - BLANCHARD

TRAFFIC LIMITED TO RESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC, EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND ESSENTIAL HAULERS WITH PERMITS ISSUED FOR HALF LOADS BY ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT

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District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads are posted with weight limits.  The following roads are closed to All Hauling, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Birch Banks Rd, Hanford Dr, E Comeback Bay Rd, Comeback Bay Rd, Algoma Spur, Jewel Lake Rd, Cocolalla Loop and Mountain View Rd in Blanchard.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads are posted with weight limits. 

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads are posted with weight limits. The following roads are closed to All Hauling, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Woodland Dr and Sunnyside Rd from mile marker 7864 to Hwy 200 which is the eastern portion of Sunnyside Rd or backside.

Per  BCRC Ordinance #422, it shall be the responsibility of the hauler to contact the Road & Bridge Department to determine whether or not these restrictions are in place.

These restrictions will remain in effect until changed, at which time updates will be posted.

For additional information, contact Bonner County Road & Bridge at 255.5681ext 1 between the hours of 7am to 4pm.

After hours please call 208.255.5681 #8 for weight limits.

UPDATE 4/08/2019 - WEIGHT LIMITS - MORE ROADS CLOSED TO HAULING IN DISTRICT 3 - NORTH AND EAST OF SANDPOINT

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads are posted with weight limits.  The following roads are closed to All Hauling, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Birch Banks Rd, Hanford Dr, E Comeback Bay Rd, Comeback Bay Rd, Algoma Spur, Jewel Lake Rd and Cocolalla Loop.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake   

All roads are posted with weight limits. 

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork   

All roads are posted with weight limits. The following roads are closed to All Hauling, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Woodland Dr and Sunnyside Rd from mile marker 7864 to Hwy 200 which is the eastern portion of Sunnyside Rd or backside.

NO EARLY MORNING HAULING WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY BONNER COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD POSTED WITH WEIGHT LIMITS!

UPDATE 4/04/2019 -  WEIGHT LIMITS - SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED TO HAULING IN SAGLE AND COCOLALLA  AREA

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge 

All roads are posted with weight limits.  The following roads are CLOSED TO ALL HAULING, therefore limited to residential vehicles and essential haulers only; Birch Banks Rd, Hanford Dr, E Comback Bay Rd, Comback Bay Rd, Algoma Spur, Jewel Lake Rd and Cocololla Loop.

UPDATE 4/03/2019 - HOMESTEAD RD RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE BY BNSF HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, APRIL 8TH. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY

UPDATE 3/27/2019 - UPCOMING BNSF RAILROAD CROSSING MAINTENANCE CLOSURES

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Homestead Road on 4-03-19 from 8:30 am -5 pm - No safe detour route, so public will need to plan ahead.

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S Granite Loop on 4-05-19 from 8:30 am- 4 pm - Detour will be out the north end of Granite Loop.

MARCH 27, 2019 REMINDER - EASTRIVER LOOP BRIDGE RESTRICTIONS

THE BRIDGE BELOW IS ON EASTRIVER LOOP (THE DETOUR FOR THE EASTRIVER ROAD SLIDE CLOSURE)

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The Eastriver Loop bridge has load restrictions of 3.2 ton per axle and a height restriction of 12' 1".

No oversized loads. Weight limits are in effect.

MARCH 25, 2019 - Effective Immediately! Eastriver Rd is closed at the 6400 block due to a slide.

Please use Eastriver Loop detour. Local traffic only.
The Eastriver Loop bridge has load restrictions of 3.2 ton per axle and a height restriction of 12' 1".
No oversized loads. Weight limits are in effect.
Signs are posted at the south and north ends of Eastriver Loop.

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MARCH 22, 2019  - ALL BONNER COUNTY ROADS ARE POSTED WITH WEIGHT LIMITS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

March 19, 2019  - WEIGHT LIMITS

NO EARLY MORNING HAULING WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY BONNER COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD POSTED WITH WEIGHT LIMITS!

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge - All roads are posted with weight limits. 

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake -  All roads south of Dickensheet Rd (including Dickensheet Rd) are posted with weight limits, 

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork - All roads are posted with weight limits. 

Per BCRC Ordinance #422, it shall be the responsibility of the hauler to contact the Road & Bridge Department to determine whether or not these restrictions are in place. These restrictions will remain in effect until changed, at which time updates will be posted.

For additional information, contact Bonner County Road & Bridge at 255.5681 ext 1 between the hours of 7 am to 4 pm. After hours please call 208.255.5681 #8 for weight limits.

March 14, 2019  - WEIGHT LIMITS

NO EARLY MORNING HAULING WILL BE ALLOWED ON ANY BONNER COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD POSTED WITH WEIGHT LIMITS!

District 1 – South of the Long Bridge - All roads will be posted with green flags on Friday, March 15th indicating weight limits are imminent.

District 2 – Priest River/Priest Lake -  All roads will be posted with green flags on Friday, March 15th indicating weight limits are imminent.

District 3 – Sandpoint / Clark Fork - Grouse Creek Rd and Grouse Creek Cutoff are posted with red flags, therefore weight limits are effective immediately. All other roads will be posted with green flags by Friday, March 15th indicated weight limits are imminent.

Per BCRC Ordinance #422, it shall be the responsibility of the hauler to contact the Road & Bridge Department to determine whether or not these restrictions are in place. These restrictions will remain in effect until changed, at which time updates will be posted.

For additional information, contact Bonner County Road & Bridge at 255.5681 ext 1 between the hours of 7 am to 4 pm. After hours please call 208.255.5681 #8 for weight limits.

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UPDATE 3/13/2019 - All county roads will be posted with green flags by Friday, March 15th indicating weight limits are imminent.

UPDATE 3/05/2019 - DRIFTING AND BLOWING SNOW CONTINUES- PLEASE DRIVE FOR THE CONDITIONS

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COLBURN CULVER RD

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SELLE RD

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Bonner County equipment operators have a multitude of things going on to plow snow. Please use caution around snow plowing equipment in operation.

Inside the cab of a county snow plow truck. Lots of levers and shifting going on and he's currently not even applying sand because it is still actively snowing. Note that the plow truck driver is too busy to wave and interact with the public while he's operating snow removal equipment.

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