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Mormon Lake Road Project

Posted on: January 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Tree Removal Operations Continue for Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project

The Federal Highway Administration’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL) is continuing with tree removal operations for the Mormon Lake Road Reconstruction Project. These operations, which began in mid-January are expected to be completed by mid-March, weather and conditions permitting.

Tree removal operations are necessary so that the Mormon Lake Road Project can break ground this spring. Operations have focused primarily on removal of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) trees. All trees that were required to be cut by the USFS prior to February 28, 2019 have been felled. Remaining operations will focus on removing all felled trees from the construction corridor.Trees in County right of way are being removed only as necessary. No trees on private property will be removed as part of these operations except for several dead hazard trees that property owners have given permission to be removed.

Crews are working during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. This schedule is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen conditions. Flaggers, signage and other traffic control are be in place to guide vehicles through the work zone. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use extra caution through the work zone.

The Mormon Lake Road Project will include the mill, overlay and widening of the entire 9.8 miles of roadway along the western shore of Mormon Lake. This $9.5 million project is funded by a Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) grant from CFL, which was awarded to the County in summer 2017. The County’s match of approximately $5.5 million for this project will be funded by Proposition 403, the County’s Road Maintenance Sales Tax. The project is expected to be completed by this fall.

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