Closure began Aug. 10 on Water Board Road |

Closure began Aug. 10 on Water Board Road

Staff Report

A U.S. Forest Service contractor will begin removing hazardous trees along Water Board Road (NFSR 128) on Monday, Aug. 10, closing a portion of the road to all traffic and recreation. The closure will be “rolling,” shifting south as work progresses.

Through-travel on the road will not be possible while the project is under way.

The project is expected to continue through the end of September. Machinery will start logging from the north end of 128 at the junction of Meadow Creek Road (NFSR 129) and work south. Barricades will be in place at this junction, as well as at the junctions NFSR 130.1. A sign will be posted at the junction of County Road 841 and NFSR 130.1 warning people of the work/closure ahead. Logging trucks will be traveling down County Road 84, and caution should be used once hauling begins.

As work progresses to the south, some trailheads may be temporarily inaccessible, including Devil’s Thumb Park Trailhead (N7.1), Twisted Ankle Trail (N70) and Broken Thumb Trail (M60).

When crews complete work on Forest Road 128, work will move to Moffat Road (FS 149).

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