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Road Construction Delays Extended For One Weekend in Yosemite National Park

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Date: October 7, 2010

Traffic Delays Will Occur Early on Friday, October 8 and Sunday, October 10

Construction delays on the Wawona Road will be extended tomorrow, Friday, October 8 and Sunday, October 10. The nighttime delays, on these two days only, will start at 6:00 p.m. instead of 9:00 p.m. These extended hours of delays are occurring to complete the project by November, 2010. These extended hours only include this Friday, October 8 and this Sunday, October 10. After these two days, work will resume on the road and the existing delays will be in effect.

Regularly scheduled traffic delays in effect include up to 30 minute delays Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thirty minute delays occur on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Additionally, 60 minute traffic delays occur every night of the week, including Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. There will be no traffic delays during the day on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The project to repave the Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park began in May, 2010. The project is currently improving 24.4 miles of the Wawona Road starting from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park and ending at the junction of the Wawona Road and Bridalveil Straight in Yosemite Valley. This project includes resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating the roadway, improving drainage and grading, adding new signage and striping of the roadway.

For current information on this project and other road projects, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/roadwork.htm or call 209-372-0200.

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