Sinkhole forces emergency closure of Pierce County road

Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East in Pierce County will be closed to through traffic for two days this month to repair a sinkhole.

The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 14. The road is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The closure will occur at milepost 2.5 near the old town site of Fairfax. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Drivers can expect one- to four-hour delays with one lane alternating traffic around the work zone. Advanced warning message signs will be posted Weds., Feb. 9, to alert motorists of the pending closure.