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  • Status of Williams River Road

    Williams River Road (Forest Route 86), just east of Dyer on Monongahela National Forest, is closed to motor vehicle traffic from Tea Creek Campground to one mile west of the White Oak Bridge due to continuing issues with flood damage. This section of the road is open only to nonmotorized travel (foot, horseback and bicycles) to ensure public safety.

    Temporary repairs will be made on the Tea Creek to Three Forks section of the road in March. That portion of the road is expected to be open by April 1, weather-permitting. Tea Creek Campground is scheduled to open March 15.

    The entire road could be open to through-traffic on or around June 1, after the anticipated installation of a temporary bridge at the White Oak crossing. Permanent repairs, managed by the Federal Highway Administration, may start as early as July 1 and will require additional closures. For details contact the Gauley Ranger District at (304) 846-2695.