In order to provide for public and worker safety, an intermittent closure has been placed on Forest Service Road 54 on the Clackamas River Ranger District. The closure will be on Forest Service Road 54 about 1.5 miles south of Highway 224. Barricades will be placed in a location where there is enough space for vehicles to turn around. The closure will be staffed by a flagger and in place on week days from daybreak to early afternoon. The road system will be available to the public at all other times. This closure will not affect the Fish Creek Campground, the Clackamas River Trail Trailhead, or dispersed camping opportunities that exist along the lower end of Forest Road 54.
Timber harvest and log haul activities associated with the Beluga-Orca Stewardship Sale will be occurring over the next couple of months on Forest Service Roads 5410, 5411, and 5412. Trucks carrying up to 30 loads a day may be on these roads as operators work to complete this sale.
“The 54 Road poses particular danger to Forest Visitors because it includes a section that is very steep, narrow, and curvy with no vehicle pull-outs,” said District Ranger Jackie Groce. “Fully loaded log trucks traveling downhill on this route could have trouble stopping abruptly when encountering on-coming traffic. For this reason, it is necessary to institute the intermittent closure.” This intermittent closure is expected to last until the middle of August 2015.
Please call the Clackamas River Ranger District with questions at 503-630-6861. This and other road information can be found on the Mt. Hood NF website by visiting our Road Conditions Page. The District thanks the public for their patience and cooperation as we maintain this public safety closure for the duration of this timber project.