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Reclamation Announces Temporary Road Closure

November 14, 2014

A section of road west of Miracle Mile Bridge over the North Platte River below Kortes Dam, to just north of the North Red Hills entrance to Seminoe State Park, will be temporarily closed to facilitate the replacement of culverts crossing under the road. The culvert replacement is part of ongoing work by Reclamation to repair road damage caused by a heavy rainstorm in August. Weather permitting, the road will be closed on the evening of Monday, November 17, and reopened by the evening of Friday, November 21. Seminoe State Park remains open and accessible from the south via Carbon County Road 351 from Sinclair. The Miracle Mile recreation area is accessible via the Kortes Road from the north and the Hanna-Leo Road from the south. Members of the public who desire to travel this section of road between Seminoe State Park and the Miracle Mile before or after the temporary road closure do so at their own risk and are encouraged to use caution due to the condition of the road and the ongoing road repair activities.

August 22, 2014

As of August 22, the road maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation known as "Seminoe Road" between the Miracle Mile Bridge and Carbon County Rd 351 near the entrance to Seminoe State Park has been re-opened to limited public travel.

The road has been posted as not meeting public road standards and travel with low-ground-clearance vehicles is not recommended. The public is urged to use caution while traveling that stretch of road since shoulders are very steep in some locations and heavy equipment will still be operating to improve the road.

August 15, 2014

The road maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation known as “Seminoe Road” between the Miracle Mile Bridge and Carbon County Rd 351 near the entrance to Seminoe State Park remains closed to public travel while re-construction efforts continue. The Miracle Mile is still accessible via the Hanna Leo Draw Road (Carbon County Road 291).

According to Deputy Wyoming Area Manager, Lyle Myler, “Reclamation is anticipating the road will be re-opened to limited public travel on August 22.” Even after that date, the public is urged to use caution while traveling that stretch of road since heavy equipment will still be operating to improve the road.

Below are some images of the current re-construction efforts (click an image for a larger photo).

Current Re-construction efforts on Seminoe Road.
Current Re-construction efforts on Seminoe Road.

August 5, 2014

MILLS, Wyo. -- Due to heavy rains occurring in the area of Seminoe and Kortes Dams on the evening of August 4, 2014, the road maintained by the Bureau of Reclamation known as “Seminoe Road” between the Miracle Mile Bridge and Carbon County Rd 351 near the entrance to Seminoe State Park suffered severe erosion.

According to Deputy Wyoming Area Manager, Lyle Myler, “Reclamation is closing the road to public travel until further notice. This will effectively block access to the Miracle Mile area from the Seminoe Reservoir side. The Miracle Mile is still accessible via the Hanna Leo Draw Road (Carbon County Road 291). Reclamation is evaluating the damage to the road and determining what actions will be necessary to repair the road for public travel.”

Below are some images of the current road conditions due to the erosion (click an image for a larger photo).

Due to heavy rains occurring on August 4, Seminoe Road near the entrance to Seminoe State Park suffered severe erosion as seen in these photos.
Due to heavy rains occurring on August 4, Seminoe Road near the entrance to Seminoe State Park suffered severe erosion as seen in these photos.
Due to heavy rains occurring on August 4, Seminoe Road near the entrance to Seminoe State Park suffered severe erosion as seen in these photos.
Due to heavy rains occurring on August 4, Seminoe Road near the entrance to Seminoe State Park suffered severe erosion as seen in these photos.

Last Updated: November 14, 2014

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