Mark Twain National Forest engineering technician Dana Sturgeon has several road projects underway on the Potosi/Fredericktown Ranger District.
She provided the following status update for Mark Twain National Forest visitors and neighbors:
• Forest Road 2919 (Howell Lake access road) in Washington County – The portion of the road with severe erosion was graded and a large mudhole was drained.
A contractor brought in oversize rock to fill the mudhole in addition to other areas where unauthorized UTV and ATV traffic had cut away the road bed and created dangerous drop-off areas.
Crushed aggregate was placed on the graded sections of the road. The road will be mowed and limbed before October so that the Missouri Department of Conservation can haul in and stock channel catfish for Howell Lake anglers.