Mariposa, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) re-opened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The road was pre-emptively closed due to an incoming storm at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, and remained closed for approximately 19 hours. This closure was due to an ongoing storm that impacted the roadway, and the closure was implemented for the sake of public safety. Caltrans crews hauled away roughly 300 cubic yards of debris flow material from SR-140, but there were no major mudslides reported.
This closure took place for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal – approximately 4 miles west of the Yosemite National Park entrance. Risks for this stretch of roadway in storm conditions include mudslides and the movement of debris, such as rocks, onto highway lanes. For ongoing road information, please follow District 10 on Twitter (@CaltransDist10), download the Caltrans QuickMap app to your phone, call 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) and check http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi .
Caltrans would like to thank motorists and local residents for their patience and cooperation
during this process.
For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.