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Generals Highway: Between Park Entrance at Highway 198 & Giant Forest

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avatar Generals Highway: Between Park Entrance at Highway 198 & Giant Forest
May 04, 2011 12:52PM
Monday through Thursday from May 2-May 12

• Daytime Traffic: Traffic may pass through the construction area only at: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.,(One or two hour delays)
• Evening Traffic (Monday-Thursday only): From 7-9 p.m., follow the direction of construction staff with safety flags and pilot vehicles. Expect up to 20-minute delays.
• Late Night Traffic: Night work is scheduled from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. There is just one opportunity to drive through the construction area at 11:30 p.m. each night.
• From 6-7 a.m.-Follow traffic signals. Expect up to 20-minute delays.

Friday, May 6 and Friday May 13

Daytime construction is expected to end at 2:30 p.m. (Pass through at 7 a.m., 8:a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)

Weekends

• Follow traffic lights and signs.
• Expect up to 20-minute delays between green lights. The one hour traffic delay schedule should resume on May 23.

The construction zone is located along a 1½-mile section of the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park between the park entrance on Highway 198 and Giant Forest. (Specifically, the construction zone is located between two local landmarks –Amphitheater Point and Deer Ridge.)

• Traffic may be restricted to a steep, narrow, and winding single lane.
• Drivers must follow a pilot/lead vehicle when work is in progress.
• Uphill-bound vehicles will be allowed through the construction area first at the designated times listed in the schedule above.
• Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors.
• The upper traffic light is approximately 500 feet above Deer Ridge.
• Special Note to Campers at Potwisha Campground in Sequoia National Park: Road construction project work is being completed in the overflow area adjacent to the campground. You may hear this work while in the campground.

The portion of the Generals Highway from Hospital Rock to the Giant Forest Museum is currently closed to vehicles greater than 22 feet in length. This restriction is expected to be in effect until May 2012.
avatar Re: Generals Highway: Between Park Entrance at Highway 198 & Giant Forest
May 04, 2011 01:10PM
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• Special Note to Campers at Potwisha Campground in Sequoia National Park: Road construction project work is being completed in the overflow area adjacent to the campground. You may hear this work while in the campground.


Oh fun... There's probably going to be a lot of unhappy campers because of this.
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