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Updated Status on Road Construction on Forest Service Road 249 to Big Lake


Posted: Jul 21, 2014 By: US Dept of Agriculture Forest Service


Springerville, AZ (July 21, 2014)—Construction on Forest Service Road (FSR) 249 will not hamper your travel to Big Lake. This project began July 7, and as of July 19th, the crew has begun to work on Saturdays, due to rain delays. The construction crews' hours of operation are dawn to dusk. The road will remain open and will not hamper the public's plans to camp, fish or recreate.

There are multiple stops with one-lane traffic being routed through the 17 miles of construction on FSR 249. Road project managers are expecting no longer than a total of 30 minute delays.

Remember to “Know Before You Go” check out road conditions, fire restrictions, and weather predictions for your time in the White Mountains. Monsoonal rains can cause wash-outs and flooding. Do not drive through puddles more than 6 inches deep.

Be mindful of your speed through construction zones; do not exceed the posted speed limit.

For more information on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and its district offices, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf

Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of wildfire conditions in our area and take appropriate prevention measures. Remember, one less spark means one less wildfire.

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