Mountain road works in progress

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The east entrance to Yosemite National Park remains closed as work continues to clear Tioga Road of snow.

The main road leading to Yosemite National Park’s east entrance is scheduled to reopen at 4 p.m. Friday.

While Highway 120 will be open to the Lee Vining Gate, Yosemite’s east entrance will remain closed.

Work to reopen the park’s east entrance began April 15, reaching Lake Tenaya a week later, but park officials expected more snow from last week’s storms, which will delay the opening.

So far, Monitor Pass has reopened, but work is continuing on Sonora and Ebbetts Pass.

Closer to home, daytime single lane closures will be in place on Kingsbury Grade from Monday as work to replace drainage berms and roadside guardrails begins.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays until mid-June, one-way traffic will be in place on sections of the roadway as traffic flaggers and pilot cars alternate directions of travel.

Work will take place on small sections on the Carson Valley side of Kingsbury Grade.

Although most travel delays are minimal, delays of up to 30 minutes are possible in work zones. Cyclists are encouraged to seek alternative routes where possible.

The aging and eroded asphalt roadside drainage berms will be replaced to improve drainage. Damaged railing sections will also be replaced.

Over the past several years, NDOT has also installed over 1,500 linear feet of new storm drain pipes and reinforced additional aging road drain pipes and road drain inlets on Kingsbury Grade.

Additional information about National Highways is available at dot.nv.gov or by calling (775) 888-7000. Also follow @NevadaDOTReno on Twitter for traffic and project updates in Northern Nevada, and @nevadadot on Twitter, Facebookand instagram for statewide updates.

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