Bighorn National Forest officials are preparing Black Mountain Road 16 for maintenance.
According to the BNF, beginning next week, contract crews will continue roadside clearing and grubbing by removing encroaching trees and brush. Later, work will include the laying of fabric and gravel and cattle guard replacements.
The road will not be closed but travelers can expect significant delays up to 2 hours. Signs will be placed on both ends of the road to remind visitors, but BNF officials highly recommend taking an alternative route, when possible.