Idaho State Highway 4

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State Highway 4 marker

State Highway 4
Burke Road, Burke-Canyon Creek Road
Route information
Maintained by ITD
Length: 7.380 mi[1] (11.877 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-90 in Wallace
East end: National Forest Road No. 7623 at Burke
Location
Counties: Shoshone
Highway system

State Highway 4 (SH-4) is a state highway in Shoshone County, in the U.S. state of Idaho. It runs 7.380 miles (11.877 km) from Interstate 90 (I-90) in Wallace, east to the ghost town of Burke.[1]

Route description[edit]

SH-4 begins at an intersection with I-90 in Wallace, then heads generally northeast through Burke Canyon, past historical markers for Frisco Hill and Burke, ending in Burke. The road continues eastward as National Forest Road No. 7623.[1] [2]

History[edit]

In the 1930's, Route 4 was envisioned as a cross-state route, to directly connect Wallace to Thompson Falls, Montana over Glidden Pass, as seen on the 1937 map (later routed over Cooper Pass).[3] This plan was abandoned due to impassable roads and World War II. Paved SH-4 was truncated at Burke.

National Forest Road 7623 still connects Burke to Montana Secondary Highway 471 leading to Thompson Falls.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Shoshone County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Wallace 0.000 0.000 I-90 Western terminus
Burke 7.380 11.877 National Forest Road No. 7623 Eastern terminus; continues as FR 7623
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d Idaho Transportation Department (November 26, 2008). "Milepost Log". Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  2. ^ Idaho Transportation Department (May 26, 2005). "Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide Index". Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  3. ^ Texaco; Rand McNally and Company (1937). Road map: Idaho, Mont., Wyo. (Map). Chicago: Rand McNally. [full citation needed]