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USFS announced road work, closures on POW

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled work on Forest Service Road 20 on the Thorne Bay Ranger District.

The road will be closed temporarily at mile marker 125 (about 20 miles north of Whale Pass) on June 30th, starting at 7 a.m. It will reopen on July 1st at 7 a.m.

The road will be closed again at mile marker 123 on July 2nd at 7 a.m., reopening the next morning.

Old culverts will be replaced with culverts that improve access for fish to travel upstream to spawning and rearing areas.

For more information, contact the US Forest Service Thorne Bay Ranger District Office at 828-3304.

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