Sinkhole to force emergency closure of Fairfax Forest Reserve Rd.

DATE: 2/11/11

Pierce County has advised that the Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East in Pierce County near the Carbon River Entrance will be closed to through traffic for two days this month to repair a sinkhole.

The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, February 14. The road is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16. The closure will occur at milepost 2.5 near the old town site of Fairfax. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Drivers can expect one- to four-hour delays with one lane alternating traffic around the work zone. Advanced warning message signs were scheduled to be posted Wednesday, February 9, to alert motorists of the pending closure.

Andy Greatwood, Public Works and Utilities Traffic Operations-_
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Mary Powers, public information officer-_
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