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Temporary road closures in July and August will allow crews to complete repairs on two roads west of Conconully, Washington. The roads, along with others across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, were damaged during the spring rains in 2011.
Forest Road 3800, the main road traveling east from Conconully to Salmon Meadows will be closed at Kerr Campground. The closure is expected to begin sometime in mid to late July and last up to three weeks, depending on how long the repairs take.
The second closure will be on the Ray Road, Forest Road 3800-025, leading to the Muckamuck Trailhead. The culvert, where Dunn Creek crosses the road about a mile from its end, needs to be replaced and this repair is expected to take about two weeks beginning sometime after mid July.
“We understand that these closures will be an inconvenience to many campers, hikers and others,” said Dale Olson, Tonasket District Ranger, “and will work to keep the closures to the minimum days necessary for accomplishing the repairs.”
The funding for these roads repairs comes from the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program which provides assistance to Federal land management agencies for the repair of facilities damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic failures.
Forest road information is updated regularly and is available online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/okawen/conditions or by calling the Tonasket Ranger District at 509-486-2186.