Road work begins in Metolius Basin


Last updated 4/6/2021 at Noon

Road 1230 traffic delay. photo provided

Forest Service road-maintenance crews will be working through April in the Metolius Basin.

From last Friday through April 23, large road equipment will be operating on several Forest Service Roads, and travelers may experience some delays.

Traffic delays will occur April 5-9 on a section of FSR 1230 from FSR 12 to the end of the paved section of FSR 1230. Crews will be grinding the existing asphalt pavement and turning the roadway into a gravel surface. The change from asphalt to gravel will allow the road to be graded in the future rather than having potholes in the asphalt.

Road 1200-980 closure. photo provided

From April 12-16, both lanes on a section of FSR 12 between the junction of FSR 1210 and FSR 1217 will be closed to repair a 50-foot section of FSR 12 that has an extreme sunken grade. The crew will remove the asphalt and gravel base and replace it with a new base and a temporary gravel driving surface. The road section will be repaved later this year. FSR 1217 and 1210 will be open during the closure.

From April 19-23, FSR 1200-980 between FSR 12 and Candle Creek Campground will be closed. The closure will include the campground so the crew can do work in the campground. A 400-foot section of the road has an unstable driving surface and base, making it unsuitable for passenger cars or travel trailers. No optional detours are available for the closure.


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