Forest Service replacing Coffee Pot Road bridge |

Forest Service replacing Coffee Pot Road bridge

Crews working with the White River National Forest will be replacing a deteriorating bridge over Deep Creek on the Coffee Pot Road northwest of Dotsero starting later this week.

Construction is set to occur between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15, according to a Forest Service press release.

A temporary road closure prohibiting motorized travel is in effect on 700.1 road, near the Deep Lake access road, according to the release.

There is an established detour route at the Blair Mountain Road (National Forest System Road 601) to Heart Lake Road (National Forest System Road 630).

Access to Deep Lake and the campground remain open, according to the release.

“We appreciate people’s patience with the temporary road closure while crews accomplish the bridge replacement,” Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District Ranger Aaron Mayville said in the release. “This project is part of an ongoing Forest Service program to replace aging infrastructure and ensure public safety.”

Forest travelers are urged to use caution while traveling in the area and to respect all road closures, he said.

For more information, contact the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District at 970-827-5715.

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