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Work planned for Magruder Corridor Road

Posted: Oct 18, 2013  by KPAX/KAJ Media Center

HAMILTON – The West Fork Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest is planning road work next week on the Magruder Corridor Road in Idaho that may lead to temporary delays for motorists and hunters.

Crews will be conducting surveys to determine the stability of the roadway near mile post 35 – approximately one mile west of Selway Road near Magruder Crossing, according to Bitterroot National Forest spokesman Tod McKay.

Crews will be drilling down into the roadbed and large equipment will be parked on the road, so motorists should be prepared for up to two hour delays while the drilling occurs. The work is scheduled to run on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24.

Crews worked to stabilize several sections of Magruder Road that were deteriorating due to erosion and in danger of washing out earlier this summer. The 101-mile primitive road corridor was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s.