Forest Visitors Advised to Use Caution on Roads Affected by Forest Timber Projects this Summer

Forest Visitors Advised to Use Caution on Roads Affected by Forest Timber Projects this Summer

Release Date: Apr 21, 2016  

Sandy, OR – Several roads on the Mount Hood National Forest will be affected by logging activities this year. Although many of the roads may be closed intermittently, there could be timber harvest and log haul activities, large equipment, and fully loaded log trucks on the roads. It’s of vital importance that the public maintains awareness and caution on the following roads for the duration of 2016:

 

East Side:

  • Road 16, aka Red Hill Drive Road
  • Road 18, aka Lolo Pass Road
  • Roads 13, 1310, 1340
  • Roads 16, 1610
  • Roads 17, 18, 44, 1720, 1721
  • Roads 2120, 2130, 2610, 2810, 2820, 4310, 4330
  • Roads 48, 4810, 4811, 4860, 4870

 

West Side:

  • Roads 42, 4210-350, 4250, 4260,
  • Roads 4610, 4611, 4630, 4631, 4635, 4640, 4645, 4600-200, 4661-141
  • Roads 57, 5710, 5720, 5730, 58, 5810, 5830
  • Roads 63, 6310, 6311, 6320, 6330, 6340, 6350, 6360, 6370, 6380
  • Roads 7010, 7015

 

In particular, Road 16, or Red Hill Drive Road, is a high-use recreational road that will be strongly affected by logging activities.  Skyline, helicopter, and ground-based logging will be taking place this year, and the road will have intermittent closures due to timber cutting near roads, at times blocking traffic.  This will not occur in the evenings, weekends or holidays.

 

There may be roads affected by logging activity that are not listed here. Travel could be affected; barricades will be placed in a location where there is enough space for vehicles to turn around. If the road is intentionally blocked, do not attempt to pass.

 

The District thanks the public for their patience and cooperation as we maintain the closures for public safety during these logging activities. If you have questions about road closures, please call your local district office for details.

 

There will be updates on road closures and delays as more information is known. We ask the public to check notices at districts or on the Mount Hood NF website below:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/alerts-notices?cid=stelprdb5191108

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