Sports and Outdoors

Friday, May 14, 2010

Skyline Drive to close for road repairs

Indiana DNR Release:

Skyline Drive, a popular scenic route through Jackson-Washington State Forest, will be closed temporarily in the coming weeks for emergency repairs to various sections of the road.

The project consists of stabilizing four areas along the five-mile drive. The total length of the repairs will be about 360 feet. The work is expected to take approximately three weeks. The project is being funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Skyline Drive is a state-owned road and part of Jackson-Washington State Forest near Brownstown.

It is a popular local and regional attraction due to scenic views of the surrounding forests and countryside from five vistas along the route. Skyline Drive also features a historic fire tower, picnic areas with grills, and the Skyline Shelter House, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and rebuilt recently by local volunteers after arson damaged the original structure.

The public is encouraged to contact the property at (812) 358-2160 for the latest updates on the project and access to Skyline Drive.

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