PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (May 24, 2016)
LARAMIE, Wyo.) May 24, 2016 – Following weeks of consistent evaluation by Forest Service personnel, ground conditions have dried enough on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest to warrant temporary, seasonal road closures being lifted.
As of today, all roads on the National Forest unit between Laramie and Cheyenne will reopen for motorized use, with the exception of the 700 Road (Vedauwoo Road) and the 707A Road.
- Repair work is still in progress on the 700 Road, but it is anticipated to also reopen prior to the coming weekend.
- The 707A Road remains impassible due to a washout. It is anticipated to be repaired this summer.
Public education on protecting roadbeds and natural resources remains a vital component of access and travel management on Pole Mountain.
Forest Service officials would like to stress that even though roads have dried and reopened; users must stay on designated routes and may not travel off-road. Help protect public lands so that they may be enjoyed by the entire public.