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Construction on the Raven Trail begins


Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

After picking up a load of gravel using a hopper, the helicopter heads to Raven Trail to spread the gravel over the trail.

Construction on the Raven Trail has begun and residents may have noticed the sound of a helicopter flying near the Reid Brothers Construction rock pit. Throughout the day, a helicopter flies back and forth from the Raven Trail and the rock pit with a hopper that holds about three-fourths of a cubic yard of gravel. The helicopter then uses the hopper to spread gravel over a prepared surface of the trail, according to Paul Olson with the United States Forest Service. Oregon Woods Inc., a construction company based out of Eugene, Oregon, has been contracted to do the work.

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