The Wyoming Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation will implement two short-term temporary closures of a section of Seminoe Road between the Miracle Mile bridge over the North Platte River below Kortes Dam, and the North Red Hills entrance to Seminoe State Park, according to Carlie Ronca, Wyoming Area Manager.

"These temporary closures are necessary to facilitate the replacement of two culverts crossing under the road," said Ronca. "The culvert replacements are part of ongoing work by Reclamation to repair road damage caused by a heavy rainstorm in August of 2014."

The road is owned and maintained by Reclamation for employee use associated with operation and maintenance of Seminoe and Kortes dams and power plants. Although the road is not maintained for public traffic, the road is normally open to the public for travel.

Weather permitting, the road will be closed for the first culvert replacement on the morning of Wednesday, September 9, and reopened by the evening of Thursday, September 10.

The same section of road will be closed again on the morning of Monday September 14 for the second culvert replacement. The road will be reopened by the evening of Tuesday September 15.

Seminoe State Park will remain open and accessible from the south via Carbon County Road 351 from Sinclair. The Miracle Mile recreation area will remain 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 closures 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.