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Several Arizona forest roads scheduled for work beginning next week

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 6:49 am | Updated: 7:39 am, Mon May 27, 2013.

Road maintenance activities is being conducted on forest roads 651, 580, and 899 over the next six weeks, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There may be some traffic delays during this time.

Road repair work will be conducted four days weekly until the work is completed (around July 4). The roads will continue to be open to regular traffic. 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 contact the Globe Ranger District administrative offices at (928) 402-6200 if they have further questions about specific area maintenance activities during maintenance periods.

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