Friday, August 16, 2013

Plan for Traffic Delays on Forest Road 33 Between Powers and Agness

Repairs on Forest Road 33, between Powers and Agness, are expected to begin on August 19, 2013 and continue through mid-October.  The first stage of the project, which involves three sites over a distance of ¼ mile, should not obstruct traffic.  Delays up to 30 minutes are anticipated beginning September 3.

The Federal Highway Administration funded project includes construction of three reinforced walls and paving to replace failed sections of the roadway damaged by landslides.  Scott Blower, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Engineer said, “During the storms of April 2012, the roads on the Powers and Gold Beach Ranger Districts received extensive damage-estimates exceed $4 million. The Federal Highway Administration has worked closely with the Forest Service to provide funding and engineering design assistance to address the substantial impacts of the storms.”

Construction activities will occur Monday through Friday during daylight hours approximately 18 miles south of Powers on Forest Road 33, at or near the junction with Forest Road 3348.  As work progresses south on Forest Road 33, beyond the FR33/FR3348 junction, flaggers will be present with 30-minute delays possible during work hours.  The road will be restricted to one lane during non-working hours with a temporary traffic control light in place. 

Please contact the Powers Ranger District at (541) 439-6200 for current information.