UPDATE – August 14, 2020: Work schedule modifications have allowed for the necessary work to get done without disrupting park and forest visitors with weeknight road closures.
The 16-mile Generals Highway Rehabilitation Project that has been underway during the last two construction seasons is expected to be finalized later this year, but critical work remains that requires temporary road closures. Workers are reconstructing the road to widen narrow sections, constructing new or rehabilitating existing retaining walls, improving drainage, constructing new pullouts, and making other improvements. Road construction delays ongoing
The Generals Highway between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will close for eight hours nightly Sunday through Thursday. These closures are scheduled to begin Monday, August 17, and last approximately three weeks.
The construction zone begins at the Generals Highway and Highway 180 junction (Wye) in Kings Canyon National Park, progressing south along the Generals Highway through Sequoia National Forest, and concluding at Little Baldy Saddle in the northern area of Sequoia National Park. This project has also included repaving of the Wolverton Road and its parking area.
DELAY SCHEDULE: August 17 to September 4
Schedule may change at any time due to weather or emergencies
Monday – Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Up to 20-minute delays.Road construction delays ongoing
Monday – Thursday from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Up to 1-hour delays.
Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Up to 1-hour delays.
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Up to 20-minute delays.
Weekends and Holidays Road construction delays ongoing
No delays when both lanes are open. When highway is limited to one lane, expect delays up to 20 minutes. No work will take place from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
Traffic may be stopped at multiple points along the 16-mile construction zone, but the combined duration of these delays should not exceed the expected delay times listed above.
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