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Hickory Mound WMA repairs will close road

News Release

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

Construction on the Hickory Mound Unit of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area will result in a road closure during the repairs, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

A portion of Martin Grade between the intersections of Mossy Hammock Road and Dead River Road in Taylor County will be closed from 5 a.m. May 15 through 8 p.m. May 17. A work crew will replace two damaged culverts that have partially collapsed.

During the construction, Martin Grade will not be passable, which will prevent access to Hickory Mound from County Road 14. However, Hickory Mound can still be entered via Cow Creek Grade, which is accessible off U.S. 98.

“If the work is completed sooner than expected, we’ll get the road open again as soon as we can,” said Sharon Hester, biologist at the Big Bend Field Office in Perry.

FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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