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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Porcupine Bay construction starts year after landslide wipes out road

A road accessing a boat launch for anglers is being repaired more than a year after a landslide wrecked the road. (Courtesy)
A road accessing a boat launch for anglers is being repaired more than a year after a landslide wrecked the road. (Courtesy)

A road accessing a boat launch for anglers is being repaired more than a year after a landslide wrecked the road.

A landslide blocked access to Lake Roosevelt’s Porcupine Bay Campground in April 2017. Construction of the new road started June 6, 2018. Lincoln County awarded the contract to Condon-Johnson & Associates. According to a Lincoln County statement construction is expected to finish in October.

The road remains closed and there is no bypass or detour around the construction. To see the progress of the road visit: co.lincoln.wa.us/public-works/porcupine-bay-road-landslide.

The boat launch is especially popular with walleye fishermen and later in summer with a wide range of boating enthusiasts.

Fishermen and other boaters can still access Lake Roosevelt south of Davenport by continuing north on SR 25 and driving to the National Park Service campground and launch at Fort Spokane. Water access also is available by continuing over the bridge across the Spokane Arm to the Two Rivers RV Park and Marina, operated by the Spokane Tribe, (509) 722 5500.Wild bear that entered Idaho zoo is captured

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