Sinkhole on Anthony Lakes Highway to receive final repairs August 17 through August 20

Release Date: Aug 11, 2015

Contact(s): Katy Gray, Matt Burks

Baker City, OR -The sinkhole on Anthony Lakes Highway (Forest Service Road 73) near the crossing of Antone Creek will receive final repairs on Monday August 17 through Thursday August 20.

Forest Service Road 73 will be closed to through traffic at the construction site August 17 through August 20. The sinkhole is located on a narrow section of road and the undercutting from Antone Creek will prevent crews from piloting traffic around the construction site.

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will update the website facebook page Monday August 17 with information about the construction and lane closures.

During construction, Anthony Lakes and the surrounding areas will remain accessible from Sumpter on Forest Road 73, from Ukiah on Forest Road 52 and from La Grande on Forest Road 51. The estimated completion date is Thursday morning August 20.

An alternate route around the construction area is available on Forest Service Road 7312 from Pilcher Creek Reservoir. This is a two lane gravel road recommended for high clearance vehicles.