Sonora, CA – Motorists could face delays through the month of June along Beardsley Road (Forest Road 5N02) on the Summit Ranger District, east of Strawberry, in the Stanislaus National Forest.
The Beardsley Road Project began Tuesday and stretches between Highway 108 and Beardsley Dam. Chip sealing work will begin June 7th and continue through the 16th with road striping starting the week of the 27th. Forest Service spokesperson Rebecca Garcia notes, “The road is in considerable need of repair. It gets a lot of traffic. It is frequented by recreationists, cattle and log trucks. There is also a considerable amount of Sierra Pacific Industry land located off that road and a Boy Scout Camp. It is vitally important that people be able to get out there in case of a fire as well. Having a quality road is vitally important.”
Garcia adds that motorists should pay attention to roadway signs and drive carefully in cone zones especially where flaggers are directing traffic.