Freezeout Road Near Clarkia to Temporarily Close for Bridge Replacement

Wednesday August 23, 2023

Clarkia, ID – A popular road for campers and other recreational users will temporarily close for a bridge replacement. Freezeout Road (also known as the Floodwood Main Haul Road) between Clarkia and C-PTPA Boehls Camp will close between Mary Mix Road (approximately marker 32) and Scott Road (approximately Marker 33.75). The closure is scheduled to begin September 18, 2023, and should reopen when the project is completed in late October.

View the location of the bridge on a Google map.

An alternate route for those wishing to access Smith Ridge or Grandad Bridge can be made by entering Elk River and following the Diamond Road.

The 80-foot bridge that crosses Floodwood creek is degraded and has exceeded its life expectancy. It will be replaced by a longer, larger bridge that will span 120 feet, allowing safer travel for all vehicles, especially heavy trucks. Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and its cooperator will also realign the road approaching the bridge.

For questions regarding the closure contact the IDL St. Maries office at 208-245-4551.