Middle Fork Rd possibly to be paved in 2012 or 13 - July 4th, 2011

posted Jul 4, 2011, 9:59 AM by Luke Hizer
The WTA's Signpost Blog brings word that the ass-busting ride on Middle Fork Rd might be a thing of the past in a couple years. The road serves a variety of trails, but getting there has always been less than fun. From the post:

Since 2004, the MBS, other agencies and the public have been discussing the possibility of paving the Middle Fork Road. Yes, paving. Methodically, the agencies have been addressing various concerns about the road - river access, the "forest drive" nature of the road, wildlife considerations, potential Wild & Scenic designation of the corridor, and more.

The design is not yet complete, but a Preferred Alternative will be detailed in an upcoming NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) process, and will be available for public comment sometime during the winter of 2012. And if all goes well...dare we dream about having smooth passage in late 2012 or early 2013?

Read the full post here and keep your fingers crossed.