CLOVIS — Last winter’s storms brought much needed rain and snow to the Sierra Nevada, creating a significant amount of runoff, causing several roads on the Sierra National Forest (NF) to sustain considerable damage due the runoff from those storms.
Sierra NF engineers recently awarded a contract to repair damage to Minarets Road (Mammoth Pool Road, Forest Road 4S81).
Minarets Road will be closed beginning Dec. 12, while repair work begins. During the road closure, warning signs/barricades will be posted, at the Redinger Overlook above North Fork, and at the Clearwater Station until project completion.
“We anticipate this construction to last 30 days hoping to complete the project before the winter storms return,” said Dean Gould Forest Supervisor. “With the road repaired it will lessen the chance of further increased damage occurring.”
Visitors to the forest will still have access to their favorite areas within the Bass Lake Ranger District using Beasore Road (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.