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Yosemite Road Delays Update

YOSEMITE – Starting Monday morning, Aug. 18, the contractor crews are moving back to daytime delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project.

Crews plan to have time delays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The crews are again trying the daytime work in hopes that the traffic volumes have decreased due to the large number of schools starting this week. However, if the traffic volumes are still high and severely limiting progress, then crews will again go back to nighttime delays.

Travelers should plan on 30-minute delays during the day and 1-hour delays during the night. These traffic delays are occurring between Crane Flat and White Wolf (the western 15 miles of the Tioga Road).

No weekend delays are scheduled. Please plan ahead, be patient and obey the speed limits.

Temporary Lane Closure at Tioga Pass Entrance Station

On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 18-19, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., the inbound lane at the Tioga Pass Entrance Station will be closed to allow Southern California Edison to construct a new electrical distribution line into the park. Visitors and staff should expect 20-minute delays during these closure periods.

Repaving work is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25.

Temporary Safety Closures of Roads

In order to maintain the safety of park visitors, community members, and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park has closed the following areas until further notice is given:

The Old Coulterville Road is closed to motor vehicles from the Flying Spur intersection to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest.

The Foresta Road is closed to motor vehicles at Foresta Falls to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest. It is also closed to motor vehicles in El Portal at the intersection of Granite Street to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest.

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