ANF Announces Road Maintenance Project

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – May 9, 2016 – The Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District is planning a road maintenance project on Forest Road 156, (also known as WarrPenn Road). The project is expected to take place this summer on approximately 1.3 miles of the road from the State Route 6 intersection. “This proposed project will bring the road to an acceptable standard for watershed protection and improve user safety,” said District Ranger Rich Hatfield.

Work will include replacing culverts, removing about 150 trees to reduce hazards and improve sight distances, cleaning and repairing drainage ditches, widening the road in some locations to allow safe passage of vehicles, placing rip-rap, and resurfacing the road with limestone to reduce sediment to Morrison Run. In addition, some work may also be undertaken to reduce the impacts of dispersed recreation on Morrison Run. This may include placing boulders to limit vehicle access, closing some areas to dispersed recreation, seeding disturbed areas and placing limestone on parking areas.

The Bradford Ranger District is accepting comments this project through May 24, 2016. Your comments are important, and may be used to modify or develop alternatives to the proposed action. Comments may be submitted via:

  • Mail: Rich Hatfield, USDA Forest Service, Allegheny National Forest, Bradford Ranger District, 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA, 16701
  • Email: comments-eastern-allegheny-bradford@fs.fed.us. Please enter the project name (Forest Road 156) on the subject line and include your name and physical mailing address with your comments.
  • Hand-delivered and verbal comments will be accepted weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at the Bradford Ranger District or by calling 814.363.6000.
  • Fax: 362.2761

 

For more information about this project, please contact Will Printup at 814.728.6255 or  williammprintup@fs.fed.us.