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Expect Delays In Yosemite As Traffic Data Equipment Is Replaced

YOSEMITE – Visitors to Yosemite National Park should be prepared for one-lane traffic control at numerous locations throughout the park through the end of October.

From Sept. 10 to Oct. 28, the park will be replacing the existing traffic counters in Yosemite, beginning this week along Tioga Road.

At each location, the park will be installing loop vehicle detectors in each lane, trenching and placing underground conduit/ wiring along the shoulder of the road and installing an Automatic Traffic Data Recorder.

While work is underway, visitors should expect to see a flagging operation that will reduce traffic to one lane for approximately three hours. A flagger and traffic cones will be out in the work zones.

This may cause short traffic delays during the day as work crews proceed with digging and cutting operations along the shoulder of the road and in the roadway.

Motorists should expect day work along Tioga Road, Big Oak Flat Road, Wawona and Glacier Point Roads, Southside Drive near the Chapel, and along Northside Drive near Camp 4.

Night work will take place at the South Entrance, Arch Rock and Big Oak Flat Entrance. Work will not be conducted on the weekends, from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

Location                          Dates             Time                          Traffic Control

Tioga Road                       9/10-9/14         9 a.m. to 6 p.m.         Flagger (one lane)
at Tuolumne
Meadows Wilderness
Center

Tioga Pass Entrance       9/17-9/18          9 a.m. to 6 p.m.        Signage and cones (All lanes open)

Tioga and Big Oak           9/19-9/25         9 a.m. to 6 p.m.         Flagger (one-lane road)
Flat Roads

Wawona and Glacier       9/26-10/1         9 a.m. to 6 p.m.         Flagger (one-lane road)
Point Roads

Northside Drive at           10/2-10/7          9 a.m. to 6 p.m.         Flagger (one-lane road)
Camp 4

Southside Drive              10/8-10/10        9 a.m. to 6 p.m.         Single lane closure
at Valley Chapel                                                                                (Second lane open)

Big Oak Flat                   10/11-10/16       8 p.m. to 5 a.m.         Flagger (one-lane road)
Entrance

South Entrance              10/17-10/21       8 p.m. to 5 a.m.         Flagger (one-lane road)

Arch Rock Entrance      10/22-10/28        8 p.m. to 5 a.m.         Flagger (one-lane road)

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