Temporary Road Closure of Aquarius Road Near Grandad Bridge

Friday May 24, 2024

Clarkia, ID – A popular road for campers and other recreational users will temporarily close for about a month following the long memorial weekend.

Aquarius Road between the Floodwood Road and Grandad Bridge (near mile marker 7.5) will temporarily close for a road repair on May 28. The closure will run from the junction with the Floodwood Road (approximately marker 1) to the Breakfast Creek Bridge (approximately marker 10).

An alternate route for those wishing to access Grandad Bridge can be made by entering Elk River, ID and following the Elk River Aquarius Road (Diamond Road).

The Aquarius Road has been prone to failure in the past and is showing signs of potential failure in the future. Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) will rebuild the road and install a 200 foot by 10 foot Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall to prevent road failure and provide safer travel for heavy trucks and vehicles of all sizes.

This project is expected to be completed and the road re-opened by early July.
For questions regarding the closure contact the IDL St. Maries office at 208-245-4551.

Sharla Arledge
Public Information Officer