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Culvert work to close forest road near Sisters

SISTERS, Ore. - Beginning Wednesday, contractors will be replacing a culvert on a forest road west of Sisters on the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest.  The closure will impact access in the area for several months.

The Snow Creek culvert replacement will occur on Forest Road 1514, a thruway between Forest Road 16 and Forest Road 15, on the Sisters Ranger District.   Visitors will need to consider how to access destinations without using Forest Road 1514 because no detour or road bypass routes will be available.

The contractor will begin excavation for the culvert on Wednesday. When the excavation starts, the Forest Road 1514 will be closed where Snow Creek intersects with the road.  Road closure signs will be placed in advance of the closure.

It is anticipated that work will be finished and the road will reopen by late August; however, the contractor may finish as late as the end of September.  The public will be informed when the road reopens.

For more information, contact the Sisters Ranger District at 541-549-7700.

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