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Welcome to the Road and Bridge Department

Welcome to the Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department

This website was designed to provide useful information to the public that relates to our daily operations. By clicking on the links in the box to your left you can navigate our department pages to find information concerning:

  • Standard plan and permit downloads
  • Maps and lists that show road restrictions, closed roads, and snowplow routes
  • Our adopt a highway program

Please take a moment to browse our site and discover all of the resources we have provided so far. If there is other information you would like to see here, please email us and we will be happy to provide it.


McGary Grade Bridge Replacement - News Release

Resumption of Construction at the McGary Grade Bridge Project –
Juliaetta, Idaho

Construction on the McGary Bridge east of Juliaetta Idaho off of State Highway 3 will resume on April 27, 2017. Unfortunately, the Contractor was unable to finish construction in 2016 due to weather conditions. The installation of a waterproof membrane, asphalt paving, and pre-cast curb are some of the remaining work items that need to be completed this year. In order to complete these items of work, McGary Grade be closed to through traffic starting April 27, 2017. The estimated completion of work is May 5, 2017.

The detour route can be accessed from State Highway 3 at Kendrick via Southwick Road (Wauncher Grade) to Leland Road to McGary Grade. The detour route will be posted from State Highway 3. The detour route can also be accessed at the Cherry Lane Bridge off of Highway 12 east of the Highway 3-Highway 12 junction. A map of the detour route is below:

McGary Bridge Detour Map

The bridge has been completed and includes two 11 foot lanes with 2 foot shoulders as well as cast-in-place parapet. The entire project area will be paved with new asphalt concrete paving upon completion of the waterproofing membrane and other prep work.

The Contractor is C.L. Heilman Company from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

For additional information contact:

Matt Hall, HMH Engineering - 208-635-5825

Nez Perce Road and Bridge Department – 208-799-3060


Road & Bridge

Office Location

0105 33rd Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501 

Director of Highways

Mark Ridinger

(208) 799-3060
E-mail Mark

Executive Secretary

Robin Paasch

(208) 799-3060
E-mail Robin

Lewiston/Main Office

(208) 799-3060
Fax (208) 799-3064

Gifford Shop

(208) 836-5799
Fax (888)418-1852

Leland Shop

(208) 289-4711

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