By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Paving starts on Salmon Lake project


September 28, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Cars wait on the north side of Salmon Lake as construction crews continue rebuilding the road on Sept. 16. Repaving the road started on Sept. 25.

Paving the four mile section of Highway 83 on Salmon Lake started Monday, Sept. 25, after design setbacks slowed construction of the road and could set up a tight window to finish work before winter.

Paving is set to take two weeks, with weather and other factors permitting, according to public information officer Lisa Gray. She said even in the case of a snow event, the road will stay open.

"The road will remain open, and the driving surface will be asphalt," Gray said in an email when asked on the possibility of the road closing if the paving isn't completed by snowfall.

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