Road & Bridge

NEW! County Road Maintenance Dashboard

There is now an easy way to see what projects are currently underway on our county-maintained roads. This Road Maintenance Dashboard provides the most current data on projects and maintenance (mobile view not supported).

Keep informed on:

  • Current projects
  • Conditions of our paved road network
  • Conditions and maintenance needs for bridges and culverts
  • What roads are maintained as summer only or year round by the County
  • Which roads are maintained as part of FRTA agreeements

Maintenance| Service

A staff of 19 creates the team to perform the maintenance and/or upgrades on county roads, bridges and rights of way.  Tasks of the Road & Bridge Department include snowplowing, removal of debris from roadway and rights of way, road repair, crack sealing, pot holes repair, chip sealing, installation of culverts and drainage systems, tree trimming and removal, and sign posting.

Road and Bridge currently maintains 731 total road miles.  245 miles of paved surface and 486 miles of gravel or native soil surfaces.  76 Nationally Registered Bridges with many additional non-registered bridges due to their small size.  This maintenance is spread over 3,733 square miles including High Valley and the areas of Warm Lake, Yellow Pine, Big Creek, Bear Valley, Deadwood, and Trails End.  Most Back Country Roads are closed through the winter and melt off in the spring.  Yellow Pine and Johnson Creek can be accessed year round using the South Fork Road.


A portion of funding for the Road & Bridge Department comes from the State of Idaho Highway User Fund – this fund source is generated from gas tax, vehicle registration and traffic violations.

*Currently no Property Taxes are used to fund the Road & Bridge Department.

Winter Maintenance Notice

Valley County has a duty to maintain county roads within the unincorporated areas of the county subject to the limits of the funds available. The decision to plow a road or not is up to the Board of County Commissioners based on available funds and the number of snowplows and snowplow drivers available to do the work. Because of resource constraints, the Valley County Road Advisory Committee has recommended that the County not add any additional miles of public roads to the existing snowplow routes

If you have any questions please contact the Road & Bridge Department (208) 382-7195, P.O. Box 672 Cascade, Idaho  83611, or visit our office at 520 South Front Street Cascade.

General Information
Jeff McFadden
Phone Numbers
(208) 382-7195
Fax: (208) 382-7198
Emergencies: Dial 911
520 South Front Street
P.O. Box 672

Winter Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday – Thursday 7am - 5pm