Road work begins in Burnt Hill area

A timber sale is under way in a portion of the Burnt Hill area south of Sequim and those using the area for recreation are urged to be especially cautious, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources has announced.

Burnt Hill is a popular area on the Olympic Peninsula for recreation, particularly off-road vehicle riding and target shooting.

Last week, crews began moving large equipment into the area and will begin working on the J-2000 and the J-2200 roads in the north central part of Burnt Hill.

Work will include brushing, ditching and installing 50 new culverts. Timber harvest will begin later this summer and will continue through next summer, with a break during the winter months.

Portions of the J-2000 and J-2200 roads may be gated and locked during the operations. DNR and contractor crews will be placing signs in appropriate areas.

Work also will take place periodically in the gravel pit. During these times, the pit will be closed to target shooting.

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