Several Roads getting Work on Mark Twain National Forest Land

(Salem) Contract crews that work on U.S. Forest Service roads within the Mark Twain National Forest have been busy of late and will continue to be busy.

Dana Sturgeon is an engineering technician for the forest service. She inspects the road work and gives final approval on each forest road project.

She says they are improving the very rough Howell Lake Access Road in Washington County or Forest Road 2919, located between Pigeon Roost Road and ‘Z’ Highway.

She says this project came about after they had received a request from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Work has also been happening in Iron County on Crane Lake Dam Access Road or Forest Road 2113.

Sturgeon says they need this road improved in order to accommodate heavy construction equipment when the dam rehabilitation project gets underway at Crane Lake.

Sturgeon says the forest service has several other road projects going on this spring.

Aggregate placement will take place in Washington and Iron counties on Forest Roads 2514 and 2514-B or the Timberline Lake Roads, Palmer Lake Roads or Forest Service Roads 2662 and 2662-B, Hazel Creek Campground Road or 2392 and the Enough Boat Access Road or Forest Service Road 2768, leading to Council Bluff Lake.