Popular lake access roads in Winds closing for bridge replacement

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – The Bridger-Teton National Forest will begin bridge replacement projects on the Pinedale Ranger District which are expected to lead to closures of forest roads in some areas for some 3-4 weeks.

To mitigate future restrictions or potential closures, three bridges were selected by the regional engineer for replacement from the regional deficient bridge list. Two of these bridges are located on the Half Moon Lake Road (FS #743) and one is located on the Union Pass Road (FS #600).

Contractors have begun working on the Union Pass Road’s Tosi Creek bridge, located approximately seven miles north of the forest boundary and approximately 3.5 miles northwest of the Kendall bridge. Work is currently being conducted on the south side of the new structure with work planned on the north side to begin the week of August 1.

Closures up to three weeks are expected for public and worker safety during construction on the north side. Actual closure dates will be published as soon as they are determined. For travel after August 1, please contact the Pinedale Ranger District.

The Half Moon Lake Road bridges over Sweeney Creek and Half Moon Creek are scheduled to begin after Labor Day. This road provides accesses to private dwellings, Half Moon Lake Lodge, Half Moon Lake Campground, and the boat launch site. This road will be closed after Labor Day for the duration of the bridge replacement projects, up to four weeks, at which time the lodge will resume normal operations for the remainder of the fall and winter. Prior to closure for this work, an updated notice will be posted.

Please call the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326 if you have questions regarding this project.

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