Forest Road 99
The FR 99 project will require its closure beyond milepost 11, Sept. 4-Oct. 5, 2012. This means road access to the east side of Mount St. Helens will be limited to Cascade Peaks and other popular destinations such as Meta Lake, Norway Pass and Bear Meadow. Windy Ridge, Spirit Lake and Independence Pass Trailhead will be inaccessible by FR 99. Forest Road 26 will remain open.
Forest Road 25
Forest Road 25 will now close to through-traffic for 10 days sometime in late September or early October. The specialized fish-passage culvert is under fabrication, and once it is ready this project can get under way. Forest engineers report the best available information at this time is this project will occur Sept 17-28, pending culvert fabrication. Forest Road 25 will remain open from the south until snows close it for the winter season.
Please check the current conditions table at http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/giffordpinchot/recreation#cond for the most up-to-date information on these projects and conditions throughout the national forest and monument.