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Forest road to be closed until Nov. 4 for repairs from North Complex Fire

Beginning this week, approximately 3.25 miles of Forest Road 94 on the Plumas National Forest will be closed for construction. The closure is between milepost 8.13 at the intersection with Forest Road 21N23, also known as Cascade Creek Road, and Forest Road 22N62, also known as Milsap Bar Road.

It is expected the work will be completed and the road will reopen by Nov. 4.  Information will be shared as the work is completed and the road reopens.

The stretch of Forest Road needs critical repairs this summer and is a section with numerous turns, the road narrows, sight is limited and there are not safe places to turn around.  For public, employee and contractor safety, it is necessary to temporarily close the road.

Crews will be working on repairing road damage, removing hazard trees, widening the road, repairing slides and replacing retaining walls damaged in the North Complex Fire.

Today the focus was on signing the section of road as closed and moving equipment to stage in the area to start work this week.  As work begins, the road will be impassible for the duration of the project.

Recreation sites, including campgrounds, trailheads and trails along that portion of Forest Road 94 are currently closed for repairs due to damage from the North Complex Fire in fall 2020.  This includes South Branch, Hanson Bar, South Hartman Bar and Hartman Bar Campgrounds, and Hanson Bar and South Hartman Bar Trailheads and Trails.  These sites are closed under Order Number 05-11-03-22-01.

Forest Road 27 can be used to access Little Grass Valley and other open recreation sites in the area.

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

 

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