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Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 6, Mar. 6, 2017

Closure Period Extended For Highway 41 Into Yosemite

FISH CAMP — According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the road closure of Highway 41 north of Fish Camp and leading to Yosemite National Park has been extended, and a new date has been set for the reopening.

The road is now scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Mar. 15,  says Caltrans spokesman Cory Burkarth, and may be reduced to one-way traffic control at that time.

Highway 41 south of the south gate into the park was closed on Feb. 21, following extreme erosion from storms that undermined the highway and caused its collapse. The area affected is approximately one-half mile south of the snow play area.

A new 72-inch culvert has been installed, replacing the old 36-inch culvert from the 1920s, and the contractor started back-filling the area as part of the process to rebuild the roadway.

Because of snow in the area today, back-filling was delayed, according to Caltrans. Crews are clearing snow from the work site today with hopes of being able to resume work tomorrow.

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Highway 41 To Yosemite Road Closure Extended

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