The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service has announced the start of road repair works on Forest Service Road 3790, also known as Fishhole Creek Road.

The forest service road is situated in the Bly Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon, US.

Forest Service roadcrews will start working on the first phase of repairs, which is expected to be carried out for nearly three weeks.

Between 0.25 and 0.5 miles of repairs are expected to be completed each day.

Complementary work on three miles of road will start from the southern end and move north towards Oregon State Highway 140. The first section is a 0.6-mile single lane and the remaining 2.4 miles are a two-lane road.

Forest safety officer Mike Cuff said: “This project involves heavy equipment and employees on the road, which is more complex on the single-lane stretch.

“We ask all drivers on Fishhole Creek Road during the next several weeks to slow down, be aware of their surroundings, watch for construction activity and help us maintain a safe work area.”

Special equipment will be used to mill the current asphalt surface and replace it with a new gravel road.

The three-mile stretch of road will be paved, as part of a contract that is yet to be reached.

Forest recreation, archaeology, lands and minerals staff officer Catherine Callaghan said: “We secured funding and were able to move forward with this project this week thanks to the availability of Forest Service roadcrews and equipment.”