Pavement patching project to begin on popular Forest Service road

Release Date: Jan 31, 2018  

Contact(s): Sean Untalan, Coconino NF Roads Manager

SEDONA, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2018, For Immediate Release — Beginning next week, contractors will be repairing pot holes and cracks along 1.7 miles of Forest Road 618 between exit 298 off Interstate 17 to approximately Beaver Creek.

            FR 618 is heavily used since it is located at the Sedona exit off I-17 and the main forest road that leads to Bell Trailhead, Beaver Creek Picnic and Day Use Area, and V Bar V Heritage Site. Work is scheduled to begin Feb. 5 and is expected to take about a month to complete. People using the section of FR 618 immediately east of I-17 may experience up to 30 minutes of delay at times.

            Questions may be directed to Coconino National Forest Roads Manager Sean Untalan at 928-527-3575 or