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Tillamook State Forest road closures slated for July, August
Contact: Clyde Zeller, 503-815-7065
 
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will close North Fork Wilson Rd. at milepost 2 from July 26 to around Aug. 8 for bridge construction. A contractor will be installing a bridge over a fish-bearing stream just north of the Diamond Mill Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Staging Area.
 
Workers will remove the culvert, construct bridge abutments, and install bridge beams. No vehicle access of any kind will be allowed through the project area. Diamond Mill Rd. and the OHV staging area will remain open.
 
The public is advised that traffic heading down West Fork Wilson Rd., North Fork of the West Fork Rd., and Gilmore Rd. will be unable to access Highway 6 during the project period and will need to backtrack to leave the area. Signs will be posted advising drivers of the road closure.
 
Construction of another bridge will begin on or around Aug. 8 on North Fork Trask Rd. at Megan Creek, approximately 1.4 miles east of Trask River Rd. The road closure on the North Fork Trask will occur from about Aug. 16 through Aug. 30. Traffic heading out North Fork Trask Rd. will be unable to access Trask River Rd. during the project period.
 
Traffic heading down Bobcat Cutoff, Bark Shanty Rd., and coming west on North Fork Trask Rd. from Barney Reservoir will be unable to access Trask River Rd. 
 
A map showing detour routes around the closures is available at ODF’s Tillamook District office, located at 5005 East Third St. in Tillamook, and on the Tillamook District webpage, www.oregon.gov/ODF/FIELD/TILLAMOOK/aboutTillamook.shtml.
 
For more details on the projects, contact ODF Engineer Keith Mills at 503-945-7481.