Travellers are advised the Ashnola Forest Service Road will be temporarily closed at 39 kilometres from Tuesday, Sept. 4 to Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, due to a bridge replacement.
Ministry staff will be dismantling an old wooden bridge that is deteriorating and will replace it with a steel girder concrete deck bridge with a longer lifespan.
Note the closure is near the end of the forest service road and access to all recreation sites along Ashnola Forest Service Road will not be affected.
The Ashnola Forest Service Road is located approximately 27 kilometres southwest of Keremeos, and is part of British Columbia's 55,000-kilometre Forest Service road network that provides access to British Columbia's backcountry.
Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations