U.S. Forest Service officials announced today that it has repaired and reopened Tatham Gap Road (Forest Service Road 423).
Located in the Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, Tatham Gap Road was damaged by a storm event that dropped roughly a foot of rain on the road in January 2013, causing roadbed failures making it unsafe for vehicle travel. Approximately 3.3 miles of Tatham Gap Road has been closed to all forms of traffic beginning approximately 0.6 miles beyond the intersection between Forest Service Road (FSR) 423 and State Route 1391 extending to a temporary gate installed at the intersection of FSR 423 and FSR 423B just below the south side of Tatham Gap. The Forest Service received Federal Highway funds to cover the costs of the extensive repairs to the road.
For more information, contact the U.S. Forest Service at 828-837-5152.
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