It's an annual occurrence but one that's important to note:  a portion of Billings Drive in Superior has been closed to traffic for the season.  According to the City of Superior, the length of Billings Drive between 42nd Street and Highway 105 will no longer be available for travel.

The closure of this section of roadway happens every winter for a number of reasons.  Most importantly, the city does not maintain that route during the winter season - making it generally impassable.  In addition, the closure prevents off-season damage to the road.

Billings Drive travels through the Municipal Forest and the road serves a variety of purposes in the summer.  It allows travel to a couple of access points along the St. Louis River.  In addition, outdoors enthusiasts can utilize the woods; a variety of trails exist that allow for exploration.  There is also an archery range in that section of the Municipal Forest.

At this point, city officials stress that the winter trails and routes have not been open for the cold-weather season.  Keep watching for details on when they can start to be used.

The closed Billings Drive will re-open at some point next spring when road conditions warrant.