Yosemite National Park announces construction on Tioga Road

Road construction on the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park began this week and will continue through Sept. 30, 2015, according to a National Park Service press release.

This two-year rehabilitation project 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 Tioga Road throughout the project. There will be no work on weekends or holidays, the release said.

Traffic delays along Tioga Road are scheduled to begin this week.

The specific delay times are as follows, according to the release:

• 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., 60-minute delays.

• 6 to 7:30 a.m., 15-minute delays.

• 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 30-minute delays.

• 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 15-minute delays.

• 4:30 to 11 p.m., 30-minute delays.

Additionally, the Tuolumne Grove parking lot will be closed for three weeks in October. Campgrounds and other visitor services along Tioga Road will remain accessible.

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