Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 65 at 5000 feet...50 to 55 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...25 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 58 to 64 at 5000 feet...49 to 55 at 8000 feet.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Help Wanted at the El Portal Market
Many positions are opening up in May. Come down to the store and speak with the Manager Monday through Friday, or ask the cashier for an application. For more information call 347-2440 or email Ross Mathewson at rmathewson@nspconcessions.
Scheduled Power Outage
PG&E will be repairing equipment on Thursday, April 5th in the area of Red Bud Lane in El Portal. The power outage is scheduled from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. For questions, please contact Heather Gonzales, PG&E Outage Coordinator, at 726-5588. (K. Bablitch)
House for Rent
3 bedroom/3 bath house for rent on Campbell Way in Mariposa. New wood floor, new bathroom tile, fireplace, back deck with view of town, very large yard with plenty of room to garden. Adjacent to open space, trails to Stockton Reservoir. 2 minute walk to the Yarts stop, 3 minutes walk to Pony Expresso and High Country Health Food & Cafe! Washer/dryer. Parking on site. Month to month lease. $1800/month, plus utilities. Please email johnfriedrich101@gmail.
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
Glacier Point Road
Road crews will begin snow removal operations on the Glacier Point Road beyond Badger Pass. The gate at Chinquapin is now closed and locked. There will no longer be public access. Administrative Access will be authorized only between Chinquapin and Badger. Recreational activities such as bicycling will not be allowed on the road during this time. (E. Scott)
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road Work
Final paving on Northside Drive between Bank 3-Way (Sentinel Dr.) and Camp 4 is scheduled for April 16th through April 18th. The park plans to close this road segment and enact temporary 2-way detours on Northside Dr. and Southside Dr. to complete paving within this time frame. Visitors may park at the Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Village parking lots. Contractors will pave the Yosemite Falls and Camp 4 Parking Areas after completing Northside Dr.
Due to weather delays, the Yosemite Falls Parking Area will remain closed through most of April. Next week contractors will also finish building the curbs at the Curry 4-Way intersection (near Half Dome Village). There will be a flagger and short delays at the intersection. (L. Acree)
El Portal Road Delays Update 3/28
Crews have re-mobilized to finish working on the storm damage repairs from last year. Delays will continue up to Memorial Day weekend. Crews will be working on the El Portal Road between the western Park boundary (Yosemite View Lodge) and the Big Oak Flat Intersection. There will be single lane traffic control with flaggers and pilot car operations, so please use caution when traveling thru the construction zone. This work is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day weekend. The following delays should be anticipated while traveling the El Portal Road between the western park boundary and the Big Oak Flat Intersection:
Monday thru Friday
6am to 8am – Traffic delays up to 15 minutes
8am to 3:30pm -- Traffic delays up to 30 minutes
3:30pm to 5:30pm -- Traffic delays up to 15 minutes (M. Pieper)
Museum/District Building Electrical Rehab Project
This project will rehabilitate the electrical system in the Museum/District Building by installing grounding in the existing electrical circuits. The Contractor mobilized on Monday, December 18th and the project is expected to run for 6 months. The 8 parking stalls to the west of the building between the sidewalk on the south and the south end of the fence to the north will become the Contractor's staging areas. (K. White)