Skidmore Fork Road to temporarily close for culvert replacement

Release Date: Sep 11, 2023

Harrisonburg, VA, September 28, 2023—The USDA Forest Service will temporarily close a section of Skidmore Fork Road (Forest Service Road 227) in Rockingham County, Virginia, to replace an existing culvert with a new culvert designed to be less impactful on aquatic wildlife.  

Skidmore Fork Road will be closed to motor vehicles at the intersection of Skidmore Fork Road and Railroad Hollow, which is approximately one mile from the intersection of Railroad Hollow and Highway 33, Rawley Pike.

map of affected areaDepending on weather conditions, the road work should begin late September and be completed by early November. The road will re-open when the replacement is complete.

Access to Switzer Lake and the access road to the dam will remain open.

“Thank you for your patience as we work to improve road conditions and aquatic habitat on this road and tributary of Switzer Lake,” said North River Ranger District Deputy District Ranger Gregg Slezak.  

For more information, please contact the North River Ranger District at 540-432-0187, visit our website or follow us on Facebook: and X (formerly known as Twitter):