Researchers and Visitors – Important Safety Notice & Road Updates

May 9, 2019

Spring/Summer Driving:  Visibility may be poor due to dust. Rain, fog, wind or thunderstorms may occur. BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS.  Watch for wildlife, hikers and school children on roads and SLOW DOWN. Drive with caution and obey the speed limit (30 Km/H) at all times.

Before heading out, please see an MKRF staff member for the latest updates and sign out a radio if needed.

Road maintenance (ditching, surfacing, culverts, mowing, grading, tree removal) may be underway throughout the MKRF. Obey all signs and watch for flag persons. Do not enter active work zones or pass equipment working, unless you receive clearance from the operator.

Logging trucks, lowbeds or gravel trucks may be hauling. Radio (available from MKRF office) must be used to call kilometers both “up” and “down” if travelling active haul roads.  Logging trucks, lowbeds and other heavy vehicles always have the right-of-way – you are required to pull over in a safe location to let them pass, well before they reach you.

Increased hazard from unstable trees throughout MKRF, due to major wind storms (Dec. 20th & Feb. 9th).  Assessment and clearing are ongoing.  Watch for and avoid hangups / unstable trees while driving, parking, and in work sites.  Call MKRF staff for danger tree assessment or removal.