Section of Perkinstown Trail closed for bridge replacement

Medford, WI—October 1, 2019— A section of the Perkinstown Trail will be closed until further notice as work begins to replace a trail bridge across McKenzie Creek.

Staff from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest began pre-positioning materials last week for the replacement and plans to begin construction this week.

“The project is anticipated to take two to three weeks to complete,” said Melanie Fullman, District Ranger, Medford-Park Falls Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. “For everyone’s safety, the trail where the work is happening will be closed until further notice.”

The section of trail now closed is from the Highway 64 trailhead to Forest Road 554. This closure also includes Forest Road 1423.

“Please obey all trail closure signs and devices while construction is happening,” said Fullman. “Crews will be working as quickly as possible to complete the bridge replacement and reopen the trail to users.”

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