Forest road construction update

WILLOWS, Calif.; October 12, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Mendocino National Forest officials would like to take this opportunity to provide an update about road construction across the forest including the completion of several projects, the continuation of construction in a couple areas and the postponement of one project.

Projects completed include Forest Road 17N06 to Summit Springs, Letts Lake and the first phase of construction on the M4 Road from Paskenta to Mendocino Pass. The next phase of the M4 Road is paving and that is planned for November.  The Fouts Campground surfacing has been postponed. Road construction continues on the following roads:

M1 – Forest Order Closure has been extended thru October 31. Road is closed from approximately 4.5 miles northeast of the Eel River Work Center to the seasonal gate closure on Boardman Ridge.

M6 – Road will be closed from August 1 to November 4, from M61 intersection to 19N68 road. See Forest Order No. 08-16-15 for more details.

Additionally, on the Grindstone Ranger District, two bridges west of Forest Highway 7 near         Cottonwood Glade have been barricaded to vehicle traffic for safety purposes. For more information, please check the forest website at

Forest road construction update