New bridge construction on Sky Ranch Road

The Soquel Ditch Bridge on Sky Ranch Road is being replaced and a one way detour system is being used to get up and down the mountain.

Over the last week, significant work was done grading, watering and rocking the detour. The detour is now operational for use.

This route is much narrower than the hard surface, double lane Sky Ranch Road, but it is easily passable by passenger cars and recreational vehicles.

The new bridge is expected to be opened by Oct. 1.

Questions about the project or the detour, please contact Tom Lowe, civil engineer, in the SNF Clovis Office, (559) 297-0706, ext. 4860, or

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