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Expect delays on lower Meadow Creek Road for hazard tree cutting

GRANBY – If conditions allow, the U.S. Forest Service will begin hazard tree work on Meadow Creek Road (County Road 84; Forest Service Road 129) on Wednesday, May 29.

To reduce risks posed by mountain pine beetle killed trees, and to keep National Forest roads open and available in the long term, Sulphur Ranger District has contracted a logging company to cut hazardous trees within falling distance of the travel corridor.

While work is in progress on lower Meadow Creek Road between the National Forest boundary and the Fair Subdivision, flaggers will be in place to allow through traffic. Expect 30 minute delays in both directions for traffic passing through the work zone. Parking along the road will not be allowed during this time. Dispersed camping also is prohibited temporarily along the road until work has progressed out of the area. Recreationists are asked to avoid the active work area to reduce congestion.

The contractor will use a combination of hand sawyers and mechanical equipment to complete the work. Merchantable timber will be decked along the road and then loaded onto trucks and hauled away for use by the wood products industry. Smaller materials will be lopped and scattered or piled to burn.

Work in this area is expected to last roughly four weeks, depending on conditions. When work progresses beyond the Fair Subdivision into upper Meadow Creek Road or onto the southernmost portion of FSR 128 (Water Board Road), active roadside hazard tree work zones will be closed temporarily and no public access will be allowed both for public safety and to allow the contractors complete their work more efficiently.

Sign up for progress reports and updates by emailing SRDupdates@fs.fed.us.

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