Wayne National Forest announces temporary trail closures for bridge replacements
August 01, 2014
The following is an industry press release...
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (August 1, 2014) – The Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger District announces plans to start replacing twelve bridges on the Monday Creek Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail System in the Dorr Run area in Hocking County. Trail riders can expect some closures with reroutes starting early August and continue through the end of the trail riding season.
Depending on weather conditions, the first section of trail system to be closed is identified as the Bowl Trail, located between intersection 75 (Company Road/Bowl Trail) and intersection 53 (Paramount Loop North/Bowl Trail). The trail is expected to be closed starting Monday, August 4th until Friday, August 15th, 2014.
Once completed, the second phase of the bridge replacement project will begin on the northern portion of Dorr Run Loop. The area is scheduled to be closed from intersection 42 (Door Run Loop/Timber Road Trail) to intersection 43 (Dorr Run Loop/Dorr Run Short Connector). The trail is expected to be closed starting Monday, August 18th until Friday, September 12th, 2014.
Riders are reminded that Paramount Loop North is currently closed, and will remain closed until the bridge is replaced.
Closure and reroute maps are posted on the Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/wayne and at the Monday Creek OHV Trailheads. For more information, call (740) 753-0101. Additional closures will be announced as work progresses.
Funding for this project came from the U.S. Forest Service and the Federal Highway Administration Recreation Trails Program.
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