Four road closures lifted on Bly and Paisley Ranger Districts

Release Date: Oct 18, 2019

Contact(s): Tamara Schmidt

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The four road closures for culvert and bridge replacement on the Bly and Paisley Ranger Districts of the Fremont-Winema National Forest are officially being lifted at noon today.

Most of the work was completed on the bridge replacement and two of the culverts – also known as aquatic organism passages.  The third passage will require significant work next summer. 

It is expected that the bridge will be paved and the road regraded at the two completed culvert projects in July 2020.  There will be a brief closure to finish the projects.

The closure orders were for the Deer Creek Culvert Replacement Project on Forest Roads 3428 and 3428014, the North Fork Sprague River and Watson Creek Culvert Replacement projects on Forest Road 3372, and the Boulder Creek Bridge Replacement on Forest Road 28.

The closure orders are being lifted more than a month before the scheduled expiration date of November 30.

“We appreciate the public’s patience during the construction work over the past two months and are happy to be able reopen the roads earlier than planned,” said Fremont-Winema National Forest Supervisor Barry Imler.

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