Fossil Creek Road Temporarily Closed To All Traffic


The Coconino and Tonto National Forests will be conducting area improvements along the Fossil Creek Road (FR 708) and the Childs Road (FR 502) from Oct. 17 through 22. A temporary road closure of FR 708 will be in effect Monday, Oct. 17, between the Fossil Creek Springs Trailhead and the historic Irving Power Plant location.

This section of road will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 18, although individuals can expect periodic traffic delays and heavy equipment construction activity in the area throughout the week.

Forest visitors are also being warned that access to Fossil Creek will be limited and popular campsites may remain unavailable during the construction period.


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