CROOKED RIVER RANCH, OR -- the Prineville Bureau of Land Management plans to work with Deschutes County to create a new emergency access road for Crooked River Ranch. The one-mile paved road is expected to cross BLM land near Terrebonne, connecting NW Quail Road to Lower Bridge Road.
The decision will provide another public access route for the Crooked River Ranch residential area, as well as a second exit in case of emergency or wildfire. The new road is not expected to affect any existing recreational uses around Lower Bridge Road, but there will be changes in the types of travel allowed on some other routes in the area.
No official word yet on when construction will begin, but county officials hope to start the project later this year.