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FR103 closed for repair

 


Due to a culvert replacement and road surface repair project, a portion of Forest Road 103 (Twin Lakes Road) in the Snowy Range will be temporarily closed for approximately one week, beginning Monday, July 24.

Forest Road 103 is a rough, high-elevation road located in the Medicine Bow National Forest north of State Highway 130, 18 miles west of Centennial. The affected segment of Forest Road 103 is southwest of Medicine Bow Peak, approximately two miles north of Highway 130, between South Twin Lake and North Twin Lake.

The short-term closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday, until the project is complete. There will be no through traffic. The road will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

Forest Road 103 from State Highway 130 to South Twin Lake will remain open, but visitors can expect increased construction equipment on the road. Forest Road 103 from Forest Road 100 (Brush Creek Road) to North Twin Lake will also remain open. Non-motorized access to the surrounding Forest will be allowed and dispersed recreation sites outside the closure area are available.

This project is partially funded by Title II funds from Carbon County, as a result of the Secure Rural Schools Act. On Nov. 20, 2015, the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee recommended that $18,500 be awarded to this project.

Temporary road closures are a short-term inconvenience needed to provide for long-term resource benefit and public safety. Due to road damage, the affected segment of road is currently impassable by most vehicles.

Those traveling through the National Forest should pay attention to signage and refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for alternate travel routes. MVUMs are free and physical copies can be obtained at the Brush Creek/Hayden District Office, 2171 South Highway 130 in Saratoga. Electronic versions of the free map are available online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mbr/mvum/maps.

It is the user’s responsibility to know their location and what types of restrictions there may be when accessing public lands.

For more information about road conditions and ongoing projects, contact the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District at (307) 326-5258. You can also visit https://fs.usda.gov/mbr.

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