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Visitor Services Limited In Yosemite Due To Gov’t Shutdown

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park is open, however visitor services are limited due to the lapse in federal appropriations. During the government shutdown, national parks are working to remain as open and accessible to the American people as possible, say park officials. Unfortunately, Wawona Campground and Hodgdon Meadow Campground are closed due to impacts from human waste and public safety ...

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Traffic Delays On Highway 140 For Ferguson Fire Repair Work

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is beginning an emergency project to rehabilitate and make repairs to State Route 140 from Briceburg to Yosemite National Park. The work is needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through the region. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Nov. 13, and will occur during both day and night hours into April ...

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Highway Widening Project On SR99 Through Madera

MADERA – Work is expected to begin soon on a project to widen Highway 99 through Madera, taking it from four lanes to six. At its October 2018 meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved State Route 99 (SR99) Bond Program funding for widening State Route 99 in Madera from Avenue 12 to Avenue 17. “The ...

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Cal Fire Increases Staffing In Preparation For Strong Winds

SACRAMENTO – Cal Fire firefighters are preparing for the potential of extreme fire weather across many parts of California in the coming days. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting gusty winds and low humidity this weekend in much of northern California. On Monday, parts of southern California could experience many of the same conditions. The NWS is forecasting that ...

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Highway 140 Open, Use Caution And Check For Updates

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Caltrans crews have cleared the roadway on SR-140 in Mariposa County and it is now open. Crews will continue to patrol for any obstacles that may fall into the roadway, especially in areas that have recently burned during wildfires. Motorists should slow down and use extreme especially in curvy areas where whatever is around the next corner ...

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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 ...

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Construction Delays Continue On Highway 140 Into Yosemite

MARIPOSA – Motorists traveling from Mariposa to Yosemite on Highway 140 should be prepared for delays through the middle of October. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is repairing 3.2 miles, or about 6.4 lane miles of Highway 140 from the junction with Highway 49 North, to Whitlock Road. The project is expected to be finished by mid-October. The mainline ...

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Dash Across Tioga Pass To The Eastern Sierra

MOUNTAIN AREA — We decided to do something different this weekend, so the hubs and I took off from our home in Coarsegold on Saturday morning for a quick trip over Tioga Pass to see what we could find. Typically, we are reservation-type people, but on this particular jaunt over to the Eastern Sierra, we decided to play it by ...

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Repairs Complete, Highway 140 Opens With No Restrictions

YOSEMITE – Park officials have announced that repairs to the power lines along Highway 140 (El Portal Road) into Yosemite National Park have been completed and the highway will be open on Sunday with no restrictions. The closures on Friday and Saturday were necessary to allow crews access to replace the high voltage power lines that service Yosemite Valley and ...

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Highway 140 To Close During The Day This Weekend, Plan Ahead

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal Road/Big Oak Flat Road Junction (Highway 140/Highway 120 junction). This closure will be in effect each day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24, ...

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