Forest Service Temporarily Closes Section of Forest Road 16 for repairs

Forest Road 16 intersects Flat Ridge Road to the west and State Route 612, Camp Road to the east.

November 8, 2019 Marion, Va – The USDA Forest Service will temporarily close a section of Forest Service Road 16 in Smyth County for repairs. The road closure will be in effect from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 12th through Thursday, November 14.  The road will remain open overnight. During the road closure five culverts along approximately two miles of road will be replaced.

Forest Road 16 intersects Flat Ridge Road to the west and State Route 612, Camp Road to the east. The road will be closed beginning four miles east of Flat Ridge Road to the intersection with the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, approximately 1.5 miles from Camp Road. Visitors will still have access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail on Forest Road 16 during the closure. See attached map.

The purpose of the closure is to ensure public safety during culvert replacement. The culvert replacement project will prevent further impacts of erosion and sedimentation in our streams and rivers and improve drainage and road conditions.

For more information, please contact the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area at (276) 783-5196.

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