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Bureau of Land Management extends closures due to public safety concerns in heavy construction and potential blasting zone near U.S.-Mexico Border

The Bureau of Land Management is extending the closure order previously set to expire on October 22, 2020, through Nov 14 at 5:00 p.m. on the 850-acre area of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office.  The area was initially closed as a result of construction blasting operations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taking place along the U.S.-Mexico border.  The current extension of the closure order is necessary to provide for continued public safety in the construction zone, which includes the use of heavy equipment and possible continued use of explosives as necessary.  The closure area includes portions of Smith Canyon along Shockey Truck Road, south of Campo and has been closed to the public as the barrier construction along the border continues. 


Bureau of Land Management issues closures due to public safety concerns in construction blasting zone near U.S.-Mexico Border

As of Monday, September 21, an 850-acre area of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office was closed as a result of construction blasting operations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taking place along the U.S.-Mexico border.  The initial two-day closure has been replaced with a new 30-day order, valid through October 22, 2020.  This closure is necessary to provide for public safety in the construction zone, which includes the use of explosives and heavy equipment.  The closure area includes portions of Smith Canyon along Shockey Truck Road, south of Campo and has been closed to the public as the barrier construction along the border continues.