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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 08/12/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Improvements to John Blue Road Begin August 16

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office announced today that improvements to the John Blue Road, originally scheduled to begin in late July, will begin August 16 due to contractor equipment delays.

The John Blue Road, located approximately 15 miles east of Lovell, Wyo., will be closed during the road improvements. Repairs are expected to be completed in mid-September.

Repairs will include the removal of rock outcrops and stabilization and smoothing of the road. The closure during repairs is necessitated by the narrowness and steepness of the John Blue Road. A barricade will be placed at the bottom of the road.

The John Blue Road is heavily used by ranchers and recreationists and the road repairs will improve access to the Bighorn National Forest.

A map showing alternate access routes to the national forest during the road construction can be found at:

For updates on the road repairs, please contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900 or the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office at 307-347-5100.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Street      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 08-12-2010