Construction on pipeline has started between Shepherds Lake and Mahwah. All trails and roads (Whites Road) that lead to the pipeline are temporarily closed. Jorba will run it's spring trail build sessions out of Ryerson school. Parking at Ramapo Mountain State Forest (top of Skyline Dr) should not be affected by this closure. Trails connecting into Ringwood south of Whites Rd should also not be affected.

Please see message from superintendent:

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"The current project is scheduled to begin as early as tomorrow and last
through April 15, 2013.

This was not an easy decision to make as I am an advocate for all of our
user groups and I am not in favor of closures. Unfortunately there was no
way for me to guarantee the safety of park visitors through the completion
of the project without closing the entire network of trails.

As the project moves along I will endeavor to keep everyone updated as much
as possible and please know that I will re-open the area as soon as I am
able.

The current section of pipeline that is being worked on is from the Mahwah
Metering station up to Shepherd Lake. TGP has a completion date of 4/15/13.
The temporary signage will be in place until the more permanent signage is
installed by TGP.

I apologize for the inconvenience."
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Ellen