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Road Repaired On POW


September 29, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday that repairs are complete on the NFSR 20 road on north Prince of Wales Island at milepost 106 just north of the El Capitan turnoff.

The Forest Service has repaired the slump along the outside edge of NFSR 20.
Photo courtesy USFS

The U.S. Forest Service warned drivers earlier this month to use extra care as they travel along NFSR 20 road on North Prince of Wales. The road had developed a soft spot that was eroding the outside edge of the roadway from underneath. It was warned that the road may continue to slough off on the outside edge. The area, at milepost 106, just north of the El Capitan turnoff, was marked with stakes and flagging so the possible danger was visible to drivers.

Before repair, the roadway was reported as extremely soft and continuing to slump along a two-foot wide area at the outside edge of the road. The Forest Service assessed the cause of the damage and repaired it within weeks.




Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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