Tiller Ranger District to Close Two Roads for Culvert Replacement

Contact: Mark Turney, (541) 957-3270

The Umpqua National Forest, Tiller Ranger District is closing Road 3230 at mile marker 7.09 beginning July 2. This will also close the adjoining Road 3220 at the junction of the two roads. The road closure is necessary to remove and replace a 10-foot diameter steel culvert designed to provide aquatic species passage and be able to pass large debris.

“The contractor has been working since the first week of June preparing for the major excavation that is due to start July 2,” said Steve Marchi, Umpqua National Forest Engineer. “The contractor expects to be doing the excavation, construction of the new culvert bed, and backfill through at least the middle of August.”

No traffic will be allowed through the project site from July 2 through at least August 20.  The best way around the work site is via road 3201 – Diamond Rock road. The road closure will be signed on all effected roads and we caution any public towing campers or other large trailers that there will be few opportunities to turn around if you pass the warning signs.

For more information please contact Linda Spencer at the Tiller Ranger District: (541) 496-3532. Continue to monitor the Umpqua’s Facebook page and website for the most up-to-date information available.