Forest Road 100, also known as the North Brush Creek Road will be temporarily closed beginning June 16. The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled hazardous tree removal for the road, and it will be dangerous for people to continue using sections of it while the removal takes place. According to Aaron Voos, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Forest Service, it is important to remove hazard trees which have been killed by pine beetles to prevent injury from falling trees.

Closures will generally take place Monday through Friday each week and will be open most nights and weekends.

Specific hours for the closures are Mondays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forest Road 100, which is located on the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow National Forest, will be closed in segments where the tree removal is occurring. The first segment to close will be between the junction with Forest Road 200 and the private land boundary at Tenmile. Closures will progress north towards Turpin Reservoir.

Voos says the progress of the hazardous tree removal will depend on snow melt and ground conditions, so it is difficult to determine a end date for the closures.

The U.S. Forest Service encourages anyone traveling in the forest to check on the status of work areas by calling 307-326-5258.