Johnson County and the US Forest Service have signed an agreement on a parking area on Hazelton Road (County Road 3) in the Big Horn National Forest.
The parking area will be used by cabin owners and winter recreationists that will use Hazelton Road for access. The parking area will remove the vehicles from the area adjacent to Highway 16 at the bottom of Hazelton Road. Parking there has at times created a hazard for both motorists on the highway and those parking at the bottom of Hazelton Road.
The parking area will be maintained and Hazelton Road plowed to the parking area by the county in the agreement.
Commissioners Smokey Wildeman and Delbert Eitel discuss the parking area further.
The signed agreement between the county and the Forest Service is for a ten-year period, and will then be reviewed.