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Traffic Delays Possible On Several Pinal Peak Roads

Forest roads 651 and 112 will be maintained Mon.-Thu., 6 am- 6 pm

 


Road maintenance activities will be conducted on Forest roads 651, and 112 over the next few weeks, Monday - Thursday, 6 am – 6 pm. There may be some traffic delays during this time.

Road repair and surface replacement work will be conducted four days weekly beginning on or before June 9, 2014 until the work is completed (estimated July 31). The roads will continue to be open to regular traffic, with extended periods of delay possible ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The public is asked to practice caution due to the machinery, employees, and activities.

Forest Service road crews will be operating graders, dozers, backhoes, and water tenders making travel hazardous on the narrow and winding roads up the mountain.

"We ask for public understanding, support and cooperation," stated Rick Reitz, Globe District. "Fires in the area have removed soil-stabilizing vegetation which has contributed to erosion, loss of road surface, and the fill-in of drainage ditches."

Pinal Recreation residents and communication tower personnel should call the Globe Ranger District at 928-402-6200 if they have further questions about specific area maintenance activities.

 

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