The Franklin Basin Road and the Temple Fork Road will be closed for public safety reasons starting Monday and continuing through Thursday, August 6th. The Franklin Basin road extends from Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 89 to the Utah-Idaho border. The Temple Fork road closure starts at the Logan National Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 89 and terminates at the junction with Long Hollow Road. Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest officials say the temporary closures will allow for the removal and replacement of culverts. Starting on August 7th both roads will remain open but construction crews will begin the resurfacing of both roads which could result in 30 to 40 minute delays. In late September more closures are expected on three roads to accommodate bridge replacements. Bridge construction on Franklin Basin and Temple roads will start on Sunday, September 20 and is expected to last four weeks. Forest Supervisor Brian Ferebee says, unfortunately, these roads will impact hunters who utilize both the Franklin Basin and Temple Fork Roads. But he says the temporary closures will allow the critical road improvements to be completed for long-term public safety.
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