The popular Selway River Road, which leads to the Paradise Campground in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, will be temporarily closed for repairs next month.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest reported the closure in a news release. A culvert at milepost 8 will be replaced during the two week period. McKay said the current culvert is not big enough to allow upstream passage of fish on Sheep Creek, which is halfway between Indian Creek and Paradise Campground.

Barricades will be erected at the culvert location and signs will be posted at the intersection with Magruder Road. Heavy equipment will be in the construction site. He said dump trucks and excavators will be blocking the entire roadway.

The closure will not impact traffic on the Magruder Road between Darby and Elk City, Idaho. However, forest fires are burning near the road in Idaho, so check with the West Fork Ranger Station for latest travel information.