TRAFFIC ADVISORY – One-way Traffic Control is Targeted to Begin Middle of Next Week
MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to make progress in clearing a rockslide that occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023, temporarily closing State Route 140 near Briceburg in Mariposa County.
Clean-up on the slide is ahead of schedule, with plans to begin hauling material away from the site beginning Sunday, January 22, 2023. Barring any setbacks, one-way traffic control will be enacted in the middle of the week of January 22-28 during daytime hours only (approximately 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Motorists should expect extended delays.
To date, there is no change to the two-week estimate of fully reopening both directions of State Route 140. Caltrans is working as safely and expeditiously as possible to reopen the highway sooner. Crews are working seven days a week, from sun up to sun down. This week, excavators knocked down overhanging and loose rocks from the slope and broke larger rocks into manageable pieces.
Route 140 is currently closed from the Bug Hostel to Cedar Lodge between Midpines and El Portal. Motorists are currently being turned around at the closure points and are advised to use an alternate route.
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This work and the schedule are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and construction-related issues.
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