Post by Greg Stamper on Jun 16, 2020 19:51:42 GMT -5
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Eling 859-745-3145
WINCHESTER, KY - June 16, 2020 – Tunnel Ridge Road (Forest Route 39) in the Red River Gorge will be temporarily closed for repairs June 22-25. Gates will close Sunday, June 21, at 9:00 pm. Tunnel Ridge Road provides access to popular destinations such as Gray’s Arch and Auxier Ridge.
As visitation to the popular Red River Gorge of the Daniel Boone National Forest has increased in recent years, so have the impacts on infrastructure. The Red River Gorge is a regional icon and international destination with heavy visitor use experienced daily and year-round. Heavy vehicle use of the road displaces gravel and exposes potholes, making vehicle travel challenging. With increased use comes a need for an increased frequency of maintenance and reconstruction.
The U.S. Forest Service is working cooperatively with Powell County Tourism and Powell County to maintain this popular road for the enjoyment of visitors. Please do not park vehicles in front of closed gates or block emergency vehicle access. Tunnel Ridge Road will reopen 9:00 am on Friday, June 26th.
For additional information, please contact the Cumberland Ranger District at 606-784-6428 or visit the Daniel Boone National Forest website at www.usda.gov/dbnf.
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