City of Ashland, Oregon / Ashland Forest Resiliency Project / City News

Ashland Forest Resiliency Project Helicopter Work Underway

During weekdays from now through late November, helicopter operations for the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project will take place on the west side of the watershed. During this time, the helicopter will be visible above the end of Granite Street and audible in the immediate area. On weekdays, approximately 20-25 log trucks per day will pass down Granite Street, up to Second Street, and then north out of town to Interstate 5.

Granite Street is closed to the public (including pedestrians and recreationalists) at Glenview Drive across from the Lithia swimming reservoir on all weekdays. The Ashland Loop Road (#2060) is closed above Horn Gap. The Hitt Road Trail will be closed at the City’s water tank above Strawberry Lane. A map showing the closed area is available at www.ashlandwatershed.org. Weekday closures will be in place for the duration of helicopter operations, estimated at four to five weeks. The popular BTI Trail, the new Bandersnatch Trail, and most trails east of Ashland Creek will remain open.   





Release Date: 11/5/2012
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