In September, 2016 the remaining section of Middle Fork road was paved, from Valley Camp to Champion Beach. A short section at the problematic cliffs near Champion Beach will be finished in 2017 under a new contract. It’s not a smooth drive all the way to the Taylor River bridge.
Paving completed in 2016
In the last 2 weeks of August, 3.5 more miles of the Middle Fork road were paved, from Champion Beach to Big Blowout Creek. Weather permitting, project management expects to pave the rest of the road to Valley Camp before the end of construction for this year on October 31, 2016.
3.5 miles paved in August, 2016
New pavement in progress with asphalt trucks coming out
Second layer of asphalt being applied
A worker cleans years of accumulated cruft from the concrete bridge rails
Cleaned concrete bridge
New pavement by rock outcrop before Wise Creek
Newly paved approach to Bessemer Gate
Paved wiggle in road just after the Bessemer Gate
Newly paved pullout at upper Oxbow Loop
Newly paved pullout at Russian Butte view
Newly paved pullout at Pratt River Bar