Mt. Murphy Bridge Draft EIR, EDNF Seasonal Road Closures, Bayne and Mt. Murphy Rd Follow-up

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 Mt Murphy Bridge Draft EIR

Mt Murphy 

A public meeting will be held virtually for the Mt Murphy Road Bridge on 1/26/2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to present the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), answer questions and accept comments on the Draft EIR. Comments may also be submitted electronically to by the 2/25/22 deadline. The Board of Supervisors is anticipated to consider certifying the Final EIR in March/April 2022 at a hearing that will be noticed to the public.
For meeting and participation details see Notice:
For Project information including Draft EIR see Project page:

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 Annual Dirt Road Closure Goes into Effect January 1 on the Eldorado National Forest


Forestwide Temporary Seasonal closure is in effect - ​All native surface (dirt, unpaved) roads and trails are seasonally closed from January 1 through March 31st. During these winter and spring months vehicle use on dirt roads and trails is prohibited. (does not apply to Rock Creek OHV area which has its own wet weather closure.)
For information on which roads are open or closed:

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 Bayne and Mt. Murphy Roads Follow-up


The Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning a meeting to follow up on concerns raised during the 10/20/21 Mt. Murphy Bridge Town Hall meeting about turnouts on Bayne Road. DOT anticipates coordinating this meeting with the Office of Emergency Services (OES) to include a follow-up conversation on the evacuation plan for the area. An estimated timeframe for the follow-up meeting is Spring 2022 and notification of the meeting will be published in this District IV newsletter and on Facebook.

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