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US Forest Service Announces Repairs and Delays on Page Mountain Road Start Monday

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The US Forest Service has announced repairs and traffic delays on Page Mountain Road in the Illinois Valley are coming in the near future.

Road repairs including culvert replacements, deep patch repair and installation of a retaining wall will cause up to 60-minute delays on Page Mountain Road -- also known as Forest Service Road 4800 -- starting May 13th.

The contractor -- Johnson Rock, Inc., of Coos Bay -- has until October 1st to complete the work.

Wild Rivers District Ranger Scott Blower said road failures are a result of the 2020 Slater Fire and it shows some of the challenges they face after large wildfires. He said he's excited to see this important maintenance work happen, adding that it gets them closer to reopening Page Mountain Snopark by next winter.

Blower encourages motorists to incorporate the delay times into their travel plans as needed. He said they appreciate your cooperation while this necessary road work is completed.
Posted on 5/8/24 6:11AM by Sam Marsh