Forest Service will close 95 road miles

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008

KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service will cut its maintenance costs by closing 95 miles of roads in remote areas.

District Ranger Lynn Kolund said reduced budgets and increased costs means fewer dollars available for road maintenance.

The Forest Service held public hearings in January on road closures and said up to 135 miles of roads could be closed.

The roads scheduled for closure were built as part of timber sales and do not connect to other road systems.

Individuals or agencies can appeal the closure.

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