NORTH FORK – A construction project on Minarets Road, originally scheduled to start a week ago, is now underway. Officials have extended the times during which locals only may travel the affected road.
Minarets Road is closed beginning Monday, Dec. 18, when repair work will begin. The construction effort will take place seven days per week until the project is complete. Construction will take place during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
During the road closure, warning signs/barricades will be posted, at the Redinger Lake Overlook above North Fork, and at Clearwater Station until project completion. The road will be open to LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., and again from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (see map below for closure).
Sierra National Forest engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road, also known as Mammoth Pool Road and Forest Road 4S81.
This construction project was scheduled to start today Monday Dec. 11, however, due to a delay in receiving construction materials, the contractor in coordination with Forest Engineers rescheduled the start date, and construction began today.
Visitors to the forest will still have access to their favorite areas within the Bass Lake Ranger District using Beasore Rd. (5S07) from Bass Lake.
For more information regarding the Sierra NF, and current road conditions please contact the High Sierra Ranger District office in Prather at 559-855-5355, Bass Lake Ranger District North Fork at 559-877-2218, or the Forest Supervisors office in Clovis at 559-297-0706.
You can also find information online at www.fs.usda.gov/sierra.