Road work to take place along the Pawnee National Grassland Bird Tour

Road work is expected to this week to repair damage along the 21-mile Pawnee National Grassland Bird Tour.

These repairs could continue for up to five weeks.

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In 2011, multiple rain events washed away large sections of the Bird Tour. Temporary repairs were made for safety, but now the roads will be more permanently repaired.

The district was able to secure funds for these repairs through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) assistance program. The work will be completed by Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland employees, saving an estimated $150,000.

Work on the roads will include drainage establishment/control, additions to minimize watershed impacts, general road maintenance, aggregate reclamation from adjacent fields and road drainage reestablishment for each drainage crossing.

There may be some delays in travel or detours while work is being completed. Drivers are advised to use caution around equipment.

For additional information about the Pawnee National Grassland, please check the web or call visitor information at 970-346-5000.