Salmon River Road paving

Project description: Pave two inches of asphalt, adjust and lengthen guardrail, and add white fog lines along two miles of Salmon River Road from Hwy 26 to Welches Road to provide a smoother ride and preserve access to Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness area.

Updated: 3/4/20

Status: In design


  • Construction start: Aug. 2020
  • Construction complete: Sept. 2020

Contact: Mike Ward, Project Manager,, 503-742-4688

Things to be aware of:

  • Construction activities will impact vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle access along Salmon River Road. There may be delays of up to 20 minutes, but a complete closure is not anticipated. 

Current activities

  • Design of roadway.


  • Project estimate is $750,000
  • Funding is provided from the Federal Lands Access Program matched with County Road Funds.