Middle Fork road is open to MP 7.5 (about 1/2 mile past the Bessemer mountain road with the blue gate). The road is in great shape and there are tons of people in the MF.
The new gate is at the boundary of the National Forest. Rumor has it the Forest Service is going to open to the road to the campground by Memorial Day.
The next step is to fix the bridge over the Taylor River. It's in pretty bad shape. This link on the Forest Service website shows the problem (this is the North bank of the river:
Same rumor says the USFS is going to go in to do the repairs in August.