Sonora, CA…Operations associated with post-Rim Fire operations necessitate the repair of a section of road on the Mi-Wok RD, Stanislaus National Forest (STF) beginning mid-August. Cottonwood Road (1N04) pavement repair is scheduled to begin approximately August 15 and necessitates an approximate 60 day partial closure, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This project is located just past River Ranch Campground, between the bridge crossing at the North Fork of the Tuolumne River to approximately 0.15 miles before the 2N07 intersection at Cottonwood Road.
Cottonwood Road is a popular access route for travelers which provides access to several forest sites, including Cherry Lake. The public can expect up to a 15 minute delay in either direction during this time period.
Future pavement repair projects are planned and will address other damaged sections of Cottonwood Rd.
For any questions or concerns related to this event, please call the Calaveras Ranger District Office at: (209) 795-1381 or the Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor’s Office at (209) 532-3671.
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.