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Yosemite National Park Announces Road Construction on Tioga Road

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Date: June 3, 2014

Multi-Phased Project to Continue through September 2015
 
Road construction on the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park began this week, and will continue through September 30, 2015. This two-year rehabilitation project is a multi-phased construction project that encompasses improvements to the Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot and the Tioga Road Corridor. This phase of the rehabilitation work will include a 15 mile segment along the road from the Crane Flat Intersection to just east of White Wolf. The construction work will include improvements to culvert drainages, road grading and pavement resurfacing, new signage, and road striping.
 
There will be traffic control operations with flaggers and/or pilot cars directing traffic through the construction zone for the entirety of the project. Crews will be working in multiple locations along the Tioga Road throughout the project. There will be no work on weekends or holidays.
 
Traffic delays along the Tioga Road are scheduled to begin the week of June 2 and will include:
 
Sunday Night at 11:00 p.m. through Friday Afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 60-Minute Delays
6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 15-Minute Delays
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 30-Minute Delays
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 15-Minute Delays
4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 30-Minute Delays
 
Additionally, the Tuolumne Grove Parking Lot will be closed for three weeks in October 2014. Campgrounds and other visitor services along the Tioga Road will remain accessible.
 
For daily traffic control updates, please call 209-372-0200 or visit www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

 

Did You Know?

American Indians use traditional ignition methods on a prescribed fire project

The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.