Payson, Arizona, (September 16, 2010 – A construction project on the Tonto National Forest to create four parking areas and picnic sites along the Houston Mesa Road at First Crossing, Water Wheel, Second Crossing and Third Crossing will begin September 20. Only occasional traffic delays are expected.
Visitors can expect truck traffic entering and exiting the road. All four recreation sites will be closed during construction which is scheduled to be completed at the end of October.
The Washing Park Trailhead road will be closed for most of October. Re–surfacing work will begin October 7 and is expected to be completed by the end of October.
For further information, please call the Payson Ranger District administrative 928-474-7900 or visit the Tonto National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto