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Rawlins Field Office
Release Date: 06/24/11
Contacts: Serena Baker    

Hartt Cabin Draw Road Closed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) is closing the Hartt Cabin Draw Road because a large culvert under the road has rusted and is unsafe for travel. 

Hartt Cabin Draw Road is an unnumbered dirt road approximately 20 miles west of Baggs, Wyo. which branches off Carbon County Road 700, also known as Sand Creek Road. It is a high traffic road used by recreationists, oil and gas companies, grazing permittees, and other public land users.  

Road closure signs will be posted in the Hartt Cabin Draw where a nine foot corrugated metal culvert has rusted and is in danger of washing out. The large diameter culvert is designed to handle heavy rain runoff generated by thunderstorms, but it failed a recent inspection. Bridges and large road culverts, like this one on the Hartt Cabin Road, are inspected annually by engineers from the BLM National Operations Center in Denver, Colo. RFO is analyzing possible detour routes. The culvert is scheduled to be replaced later this summer. 

For more information, contact Supervisory Civil Engineer Andy Skordas, 307-328-4374.

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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 N. Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 06-24-2011