The USDA Forest Service is repairing three roads in Botetourt, Alleghany and Bath Counties this winter. During the repairs, sections of the roads will be closed.
Gas Pipe Road (Forest Service Road #354) in Botetourt County, Virginia will be temporarily closed for storm damage repairs beginning January 6, 2020 and continuing into February 2020. During the repairs the entire 3.8-mile length of Gas Pipe Road will be closed to all public entry.
A quarter-mile portion of Lime Kiln Road (Forest Service Road #194) in Bath County, Virginia, will be temporarily closed beginning the week of January 6, 2020 for a culvert replacement project. A new arch culvert will allow fish and other aquatic organisms to travel up and down the stream, improving stream health. During the project work, the road will be closed to thru traffic at milepost 6.9, but the public will still be able to access the majority of Lime Kiln Road by entering either from the north end or south end via State Route 629 (Douthat State Park Road). The project is expected to be completed the week of February 17, 2020.
White Rocks Road (Forest Service Road #108) in Alleghany County is currently closed for road repairs including brushing, gravel and grading and will be closed through the end of January 2020. Access to the trailhead on the south end of the Rich Hole Wilderness trail (Forest Trail #464) will not be available until the repairs are complete.