Temporary road around U.S. 95 rockslide reopens

The Idaho Transportation Department says a temporary road around a rockslide south of Riggins on U.S. Highway 95 has reopened to traffic.

Blasting operations last Friday closed the roadway near milepost 188 to allow for the removal of rocks and other debris.

U.S. 95 Temporary Road (Photo Credit ITD)

Motorists had been using Old Pollock Road, located on the opposite side of the Little Salmon River, to travel through the area since Friday evening.

ITD says travelers through the area should plan for an additional 30 minutes on their trip, as scalers will continue working on the slope to dislodge loose material, which could affect traffic during Labor Day weekend.

Crews have been working on the area since a rockslide blocked the highway July 3.

Officials say second blasting operation is planned in the coming weeks to address stability concerns for the adjacent slope to the south. (Idaho Transportation Department)

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