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Road work to begin on Holston Mountain

USDA Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest say that maintenance and storm repair work will soon be underway on National Forest System Road (NFSR) #202–Holston Mountain Road and NFSR #56–Panhandle Road in Sullivan and Carter counties.
Both roads will be closed from July 27 to September 27 while work is underway. Work will include replacing culverts, thinning heavy vegetation along the roads, grading, and mowing.
Watauga District Ranger Keith Kelley said, “We realize that closing these roads while work is being done may be an inconvenience for some visitors. However, the end results will be safer and enhanced access to the area.”