From the folks at the US Forest Service ...
Several Road and Trail Repair Projects to Begin in El Yunque National Forest in October
The Forest Service announces that several road and trail maintenance and repair projects will begin in October in the El Yunque National Forest and continue over the next few months. During this time, there may be some traffic delays and temporary closures of areas to complete necessary work. Several projects are scheduled to be completed over the next three to six month period and during this time there may be trucks, heavy equipment and materials being transported to and from the Forest.
Starting in early October, repairs will be made to PR-Rd 191, the main access road in the Forest and to the Palo Colorado Recreation Area parking lot. The El Yunque and La Coca trails will also receive maintenance. These areas were impacted by heavy rains resulting from the passing of Hurricane Irene in August 2011.
Also starting in early October and continuing for several months, a road repair project to stabilize a landslide will take place on PR-Rd 9966 in the Jimenez sector of Rio Grande. During this time, residents in the Jimenez and El Verde areas of Rio Grande are advised to use caution as trucks and machinery may be entering and exiting the Forest during this project.
In addition, PR-Rd 9938, the access road to the Mt. Britton trailhead, will be restored to reconnect to PR-Rd 191. Some additional parking spaces and a pedestrian lane will also be added in this area. This project will begin in late October and may cause some temporary interruptions to trail access for the duration of the project.Edited: 09 October 2012, 23:07