Refuge Begins Roadwork on Highway 49

U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will begin a roadwork project to conduct necessary road maintenance by resurfacing and repairing damaged sections of existing asphalt starting November 17, 2020, and continuing through February 2021. This project will result in single lane closures along sections of Highway 49 between the West Gate and the Visitor Center. Visitors will still be able to access the western portion of the refuge though they may experience delays. Please use caution and watch for flaggers along this stretch of highway and leave extra time for commuting.

Further road closure information will be available on the Refuge website at:, Facebook, or by emailing the Refuge at

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.  

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit Connect with our Facebook page at, follow our tweets at, watch our YouTube Channel at and download photos from our Flickr page at For more information about Wichita Mountains, find us online at or on Facebook at @WichitaMountainsWildlifeRefuge.

Dr. Lynn Cartmell, EdD
Visitor Services Manager
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
32 Refuge Headquarters
Indiahoma, OK  73552

Posted in