Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say a popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River.

    The Peninsula Clarion reports the Russian River Campground Road and campground will be closed to the public from Aug. 1, 2022, to June 1, 2023.

    Among the scheduled work will be rebuilding the campground road to make it safer for cars, recreational vehicles and pedestrians.

    Work to reinforce the hillside along the riverbank will make the area less prone to landslides and surface erosion.

    Officials say the work is scheduled to be done before the sockeye salmon sport fishing season opens.

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