OHV road project implemented

Ironwood — Anthony R. Holland, district ranger for the Watersmeet/Iron River – Bessemer Ranger Districts made a final decision to implement the East Iron-Phelps OHV Connector Project.

This project will change the motorized access designation on 22 miles of road. The project is specific to Forest Roads 3110, 3210, 3270 and 3920, within Iron and Gogebic Counties.

The roads will be open to all motorized vehicle access (off-highway vehicles in addition to the existing access for cars and trucks).

Access on Forest Roads 3110, 3270 and 3920 is now available. The current 2017 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) has not been modified to reflect this change. However, more information is available at any ranger district or can be sent upon request. Off-highway vehicle use on Forest Road 3210 will be available after road reconstruction, placement of “Share the Road” signage and updates to the MVUM are completed.

Additional notice will be given when this work has been completed and access is available.

To receive a copy of the final decision or other documentation associated with this project, please call your local forest service office or go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/ottawa/landmanagement/projects.

Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from Chris Kovala, environmental coordinator, 906-852-3500, ext. 21.