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avatar Highway 140 is closed
May 01, 2006 11:22PM
A large rock slide has closed highway 140 near Savages Trading Post. It is expected to remain closed until May 9th.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
May 02, 2006 11:53AM
Yosemite National Park News Release

May 1, 2006
For Immediate Release

Rockfall Causes Temporary Road Closure Outside of Yosemite National Park along Highway 140

A significant rockfall has caused the temporary closure of Highway 140 approximately 12 miles outside of Yosemite National Park. The road is closed in both directions pending assessment by a state geologist and eventual clearing of the boulders and trees covering both lanes. There is no estimate for re-opening the road.

Motorists should plan to use alternate routes and are still able to enter the park via Highway 41 and Highway 120 from the west (subject to detour or weight restriction). For more information, contact Caltrans at 800/427-7623.

-NPS-

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
May 10, 2006 04:14PM
May 9th is gone and highway 140 is still closed.

avatar Still closed
May 16, 2006 03:18PM
SR 140
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA]
IS CLOSED FROM 3 MI EAST TO 11.5 MI EAST OF BRICEBURG (MARIPOSA CO) - DUE
TO A ROCK SLIDE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
May 24, 2006 05:31PM
Mariposa County has declared an emergency due to the closure of highway 140. Here's an article about the situation:

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=local&id=4199596

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
May 25, 2006 11:24AM
Highway 140 is now open with one way controled traffic through the slide area.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
May 26, 2006 03:51PM
And now it's closed again.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
May 30, 2006 06:18PM
avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
June 01, 2006 03:02PM
avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
June 01, 2006 04:42PM
Lastest word is they are expecting 140 to remain closed at least through the summer.

avatar Pictures
June 05, 2006 02:24PM
avatar County Supervisor's Message
June 05, 2006 03:01PM
Here are some of the concerns as view by Mariposa County:

http://www.mariposacounty.org/sheriff/Lee%20Stetson%20message.htm

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
June 26, 2006 03:02PM
The plan to build two temporary bridges around the slide area has been approved. So far there's no word on when construction will begin or how long it'll take.

avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
June 30, 2006 11:54AM
Here's an article about constrution of the detour getting started:

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/local/story/12385357p-13111907c.html

avatar Geology Report
July 05, 2006 10:19AM
avatar Re: Highway 140 is closed
July 20, 2006 02:35PM
Construction of the bypass has begun.

avatar Highway 140 Limited Opening
July 28, 2006 11:51AM
Highway 140 will open to commuters on Monday, July 31st. Opening times will be very limited and visitors to the park should use other highways. Details can be found here:

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/announcements/article/236/821/

avatar Caravan Schedule
August 03, 2006 12:05PM
Hours of operation in the morning:

Westbound traffic will leave at 5:30 a.m.

Eastbound traffic will leave at 6 a.m.

Vehicles need to arrive and be in line before the scheduled leaving time or they will not be allowed to join the caravan.

Hours of operation in the evening:

Westbound traffic will leave at 6 p.m.

Eastbound traffic will leave at 6:30 p.m.

Westbound traffic will leave at 7:00 p.m.

Vehicles need to arrive and be in line before the scheduled leaving time or they will not be allowed to join the caravan.

avatar Highway 140 Hours of Opening
August 08, 2006 01:30PM
Released: 2006-08-07 17:06:00

Highway 140 Hours of Opening - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to remind motorist the hours that the caravans will be escorted around the Highway 140 rock slide.

In the morning:

Westbound traffic will leave at 5:30 a.m. west of El Portal on Foresta Road

Eastbound traffic will leave at 6 a.m. from approximately five miles east of Briceburg.

Vehicles need to arrive and be in line before the scheduled leaving time or they will not be allowed to join the caravan.

Hours of operations in the evening:

Westbound traffic will leave at 6 p.m. west of El Portal on Foresta Road

Eastbound traffic will leave at 6:30 p.m. from approximately five miles east of Briceburg.

Vehicles need to arrive and be in line before the scheduled leaving time or they will not be allowed to join the caravan.

Due to roadway limitations vehicles over 28 feet in length will not be allowed through the detour. The California Highway Patrol will be on site to enforce these construction workzone rules and regulations.

avatar Highway 140 Partial Opening
August 18, 2006 11:49AM
Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday August 18th Highway 140 will be open to traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. CALTRANS goal is to open the road 24 hours a day in 2 weeks.

During this interim period the road will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with 10 minute intervals between green lights. Vehicles under 28 feet, bicycles and pedestrians will be allowed.

avatar Info on using 140
August 29, 2006 12:19PM
SR 140
[CENTRAL CALIFORNIA]
IS OPEN DAYLIGHT HOURS WITH 1-WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC 20 MI EAST OF MARIPOSA
(MARIPOSA CO) FROM 0600 HRS TO 2000 HRS & CLOSED FROM 2000 HRS EACH NIGHT TO
0600 HRS EACH MORNING 7 DAYS A WEEK - DUE TO A ROCK SLIDE - VEHICLES OVER
28 FEET ARE PROHIBITED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE
AN ALTERNATE ROUTE DURING THE NIGHTTIME HOURS

[YOSEMITE NATL PARK]
FOR YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK ROAD INFORMATION CALL 209-372-0200

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