The Blaine County Recreation District has scheduled seal-coat maintenance on the Wood River Trail for Monday, Aug. 12, through Friday, Aug. 16.

The section affected by this maintenance will stretch from the south side of Fox Acres Road in Hailey to Gannett Road in Bellevue. This part of the trail will be closed during the seal-coating process. According to the district, alternate routes may not be suitable for road bikes, rollerblades, bike trailers and dogs, or for nighttime travel.

Seal coating is the process of applying an asphalt emulsion to seal the trail surface. After several years of regular use and the elements, the worn asphalt surface roughens and cracks. To preserve the trail’s smooth surface, it must be seal coated regularly, the district stated.

During the application and drying process, it is important that trail users stay off the new surface for 48 hours. Wet seal-coating material will ruin shoes, clothes, bikes, rollerblades and the trail surface.

For more information, contact Trails Assistant Janelle Conners, at 208-578-2273 or jconners@bcrd.org.

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