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Hwy 140 Remains Closed Due To Rockslides

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: State Route 140 Remains Closed Near Briceburg Due to Rockslide

Image of rockslide on Hwy 140 near Yosemite MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has temporarily closed State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County due to a large rockslide that made the roadway impassable on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Caltrans has initiated an Emergency Director’s Order to safely clear the slide, stabilize the slope, and make necessary road repairs. Route 140 will remain closed until the slope can be stabilized enough to allow traffic to pass through the area safely.

Route 140 is currently closed from the Bug Hostel to Cedar Lodge between Midpines and El Portal. It is expected to remain closed for approximately 1-2 weeks, subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and construction-related issues.

Motorists can access Yosemite National Park on State Route 120 West or Route 41 South.

Heavy precipitation from a series of winter storms in the region destabilized the slope and caused the slide.

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.

Visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call 1-800-427-7623 (ROAD) for road information.

Follow District 10 for updates on Facebook (@caltransdistrict10), Twitter (@caltransdist10), and Instagram (@caltrans_district10).

For Yosemite National Park operations information, contact Scott Gediman, Chief of Media Relations for Yosemite National Park, at scott_gediman@nps.gov or 209-742-3519.

Image of Rockslide near Briceburg and Yosemite

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