State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park Reopens Tonight

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INYO COUNTY – State Route 190 will reopen through Death Valley National Park tonight at 5:00 pm. The highway was shut down two weeks ago due to flash flooding and debris flows. Caltrans maintenance crews have been working to clear the road and shore up miles of shoulders that were damaged or eroded by flood waters.

Work on State Route 190 is not finished. There will be limited shoulder parking throughout Death Valley for the next few months as crews continue to fill in the sections that washed away during the flooding. Drivers may encounter lane closures and one-way traffic control throughout August and into the fall to allow for these shoulder repairs. Additionally, Caltrans is asking that drivers reduce their speed through the park.

For information on the availability of roads and facilities within Death Valley National Park, visit

Travelers are asked to be attentive to workers on the highway, slow for the cone zone and move over whenever possible to give additional clearance. Be Safe and Be Work Zone Alert!

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Bob Gossman at (760) 881-7145 or TTY 711.

(From Caltrans)

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