Olympia, WA – Officials at Olympic National Forest anticipate a closure on the Donkey Creek Road (Forest Service Road 22) at mile post 3.7, beginning as early as January 15, 2010. The purpose of this closure will be to begin construction of the O'Brien Creek Bridge, an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project. The project will to restore aquatic species passage and construct a new bridge.
A detour for high clearance cars and trucks will be available on Forest Service Road 2220 (also known as the Newbury Creek Road), and Forest Service Road 2204, as weather permits. The detour is mostly on a single lane gravel road with a 20 mph
At this time, the Donkey Creek Road is expected to reopen on May 27, 2010. The predicted completion date for the entire project is October 30, 2010.
If you have questions about the work that is being done on the Donkey Creek Road, please contact Shannon Henriquez at 360-956-2264. For more information on the Olympic National Forest, please visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic