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 2019. One-way traffic control will be used, and motorists should expect 10- to 20-minute delays. Full closures may be needed for short durations due to public and worker safety.
A contract has been awarded to Crook Logging Inc. of Groveland, due to the urgent action needed to perform repairs before wet weather arrives, says Caltrans. A wet winter could lead to more slope failures and loss of roadway and drainage features.
The Ferguson Fire started July 13, 2018, in Mariposa County and burned more than 96,900 acres, causing power outages, road damage and road closures. Burnt vegetation and trees exposed slopes to potential erosion, mud flows and rock falls. Slope stabilization measures, drainage repairs and removal of burnt trees are required to protect the highway.
This work is is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/ or materials and construction related issues.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone.