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Antelope Lake Road is closed while necessary repairs are being made. Photo courtesy of PNF

Antelope Lake Road closed while culverts are replaced

Plumas National Forest Road 29N43, commonly known as Antelope Lake Road on the Mount Hough Ranger District is closed for construction. The gate at the western terminus of Plumas County Road 111 and Forest Road 29N43 is closed.  The road closure extends eastward from the gate to the intersection with Forest Road 28N03 at Boulder Creek Dam near Antelope Lake.

Along approximately 10 miles of the road segment, more than 100 culverts are being replaced to improve drainage and the road will be repaved. Work is continuing through the winter and early spring as weather conditions allow and the road is closed for public, employee and contractor safety.  Winter storms have resulted in rockfall along the road within the construction area.  The road is also impassible as culverts are removed and replaced.

Work on the ground on this long term construction project started in late October and is estimated to continue for at least the next 18 months. A schedule for partial reopening of the road and available detours during the summer recreation season will be provided this March.

“The work being done on Antelope Lake Road is critical for improving drainage, watershed health and public safety due to the road damage from the Walker Fire,” said Plumas National Forest Engineer Jonathan Berry.  “We appreciate everyone’s patience as the contractor and Forest Service engineers work on this extensive project.”

For more information on the Plumas National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/plumas, follow the forest on Twitter @USFSPlumas or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/USFSPlumas.

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