Road work will take place in the near future in the Douglas Ranger District, Coronado National Forest in the Chiricahua Mountains. Delays will occur, and road closures will be in place. Roads in the district were damaged in September, 2014 after effects from Hurricane Odile caused flooding in the area. Work is expected to begin September 21, 2015 and occur Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Short delays will be necessary in the Cave Creek area, but road closures there are not anticipated at this time.
Two road closures are currently planned. National Forest System Road 42 (NFSR 42) from the vicinity of Onion Saddle to Pine Canyon Camp will be closed for one week beginning on or around September 21. Anticipated closures will prevent travel on NFSR 42 over the mountains from east to west (or vice versa) during that time. Visitors will be able to access portions of NFSR 42 not affected by the closure from the eastern or western sides of the mountains.
NFSR 42-D to Rustler Park will be closed for two weeks beginning on or around September 28. Access to Rustler Park, Long Park and Barfoot Park will not be available during the two-week period.