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Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area

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avatar Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 14, 2011 09:23AM
Starting December 13th through the 16th: Expect up to 15-minute delays as crews will be removing trees around the South Entrance Station kiosks. This work is part of a safety improvement project to re-establish the former exit lane located just west of the existing South Entrance Station kiosks. Once the lane is re-established, it will allow the south-bound traffic to exit before the existing intersection and avoid collisions with the existing kiosks.
avatar Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 14, 2011 02:53PM
From what I see, most of the collisions with the booths are buses in the incoming lanes. The little one near the restrooms is hit at least once a month by a bus. Hopefully they'll make the lanes wider with the removal of a few trees.
avatar Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 14, 2011 04:02PM
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Dave
Hopefully they'll make the lanes wider with the removal of a few trees.

Or at least they should put some bus drivers on the rack.
avatar Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 14, 2011 08:11PM
maybe shorter buses? Aren't they already limited to 45' ?
avatar Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 14, 2011 09:32PM
Actually, they need better drivers. Most tour bus drivers can't stay within the standard lane width anyway.
avatar Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 14, 2011 11:08PM
Was it either this (or last) year that a lot of tour bus drivers were cited by the CHP and Park Rangers in a crackdown operation that was conducted inside of Yosemite National Park?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2011 11:09PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Traffic Delays for Tree Removal--Wawona Road--South Entrance Station Kiosk Area
December 15, 2011 10:03AM
I don't know about anything directed specifically at the drivers, but the park in cooperation with the CHP has a program of random bus inspections. Several buses have been taken out of service.
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