Check New Posting: Sierra Nevada Mountain Pass and Road Updates 5/19/11
Which mountain passes and roads are open, which are closed and when might they open
California Department of Transportation reports as of 5/11/11 at 8:30 AM:
- Yuba Pass (49) NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
- Donner Pass (I-80) [IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE SIERRA NEVADA]
THE EASTBOUND CONNECTOR TO NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND I 5 /IN SACRAMENTO/
(SACRAMENTO CO) IS CLOSED FROM 0001 HRS TO 0500 HRS 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 7/24/11
– DUE TO MAINTENANCE – A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE
- Highway 50: WILL BE CLOSED FROM 17 MI EAST OF KYBURZ TO THE SOUTH JCT OF SR 89
(EL DORADO CO) 24 HRS A DAY FROM 0001 HRS ON 5/11/11 THRU 0001 HRS ON 5/24/11
– DUE TO CONSTRUCTION – A DETOUR WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT, WWW.WAY2TAHOE.COM
- Carson Pass (88) NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
- Ebbets Pass (4) IS CLOSED FROM THE EAST END OF ALPINE LAKE /MT REBA TURNOFF/ TO THE
JCT OF SR 89 /EBBETTS PASS/ (ALPINE CO) – FOR THE WINTER
- Monitor Pass (89) NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
- Sonora Pass (108) IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY TO 5.3 MI WEST OF THE
JCT OF US 395 /SONORA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE,MONO CO) – FOR THE WINTER
- Tioga Pass (120) IS CLOSED FROM CRANE FLAT TO 5 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /TIOGA PASS/
(TUOLUMNE, MONO CO) – FOR THE WINTER
- Lassen Park (89) IS CLOSED FROM THE LASSEN VOLCANIC NAT’L PARK SOUTH BDRY TO THE
JCT OF SR 44 /LASSEN LOOP/ (TEHAMA, SHASTA CO)
Tom Stienstra had the following predictions on his blog this past Monday
“Highway outlook: The best guess is that Highway 108 at Sonora Pass and Highway 4 at Ebbetts Pass will be cleared and open for Memorial Day weekend, reported Michele Demetras of Caltrans. Glacier Point and Tioga Pass in Yosemite probably will remain closed, according to park rangers. Lassen Park Highway (Highway 89) will definitely be closed. Highway 50 will be closed Wednesday through May 24 for slide repairs, then will have controlled traffic after that for several weeks.”