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Schedules and Hours of Operation

Early Closures for Construction

Beginning October 28, 2018 through April 30, 2019, the tunnel will  have early closures for construction. This work is designed to improve the tunnel for the future. The work will take place from 8:45 pm to 6:30 am. The work week begins Sunday evening and ends Friday mornings. The tunnel will operate on the normal schedule Friday evening through Sunday morning, and during all holidays. Please check the project webpage for more construction information at http://www.whittiertunnelmaint.com/ We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period.

A Controlled One-Lane Tunnel with Alternating Train and Vehicle Use

Phone: 907-566-2244 Toll-free: 877-611-2586 or Tune to: AM 530, Whittier or AM 1610, Portage
Vehicles wait in a staging area at each end until a scheduled departure at fifteen minute intervals. For freezing temperatures and fixed winter openings, travel is limited to a five minute window. Vehicles must be in line before that time.

SUMMER TUNNEL SCHEDULE

May 1 to September 30: Open daily 5:30 am to 11:15 pm

TIME DIRECTION
5:30 - 5:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
6:00 - 6:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
6:30 - 6:45 am * Bear Valley to Whittier
7:00 - 7:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 am * Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
11:00 - 11:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
11:30 - 11:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
12:00 - 12:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
12:30 - 12:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
1:00 - 1:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
1:30 - 1:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
2:00 - 2:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
2:30 - 2:45 pm * Bear Valley to Whittier
3:00 - 3:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
3:30 - 3:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
4:00 - 4:15 pm * Whittier to Bear Valley
4:30 - 4:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
5:00 - 5:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
5:30 - 5:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
6:00 - 6:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
6:30 - 6:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
7:00 - 7:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
11:00 - 11:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley

Traffic starts at 5:30 a.m., continuing until 11:15 p.m. during the summer, accommodating vehicles most of the time.

Unscheduled trains using the tunnel in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains may cause occasional 15 to 30 minute delays. Please plan with this possibility in mind.

* Oversize vehicles are allowed only on Monday through Thursday at these times. See the link: Vehicle Size, Tunnel Restrictions for limitations.

Motorcycle helmets must be worn in the tunnel, and convertible vehicles must have the top in place.

PLEASE HELP TO FACILITATE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE STAGING AREA TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED OPENING.

WINTER TUNNEL SCHEDULE

Effective October 1 to April 30
Open daily 7:00 am to 10:45 pm
The gates are locked at 11:00 pm.

TIME DIRECTION
7:00 - 7:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
11:00 - 11:15 am Whittier to Bear Valley
11:30 - 11:45 am Bear Valley to Whittier
12:00 - 12:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
12:30 - 12:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
1:00 - 1:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
1:30 - 1:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
2:00 - 2:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
2:30 - 2:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
3:00 - 3:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
3:30 - 3:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
4:00 - 4:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
4:30 - 4:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
5:00 - 5:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
5:30 - 5:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
6:00 - 6:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
6:30 - 6:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
7:00 - 7:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
7:30 - 7:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
8:00 - 8:15 pm Whittier to Bear Valley
8:30 - 8:45 pm Bear Valley to Whittier
9:00 - 9:15 pm SEE ALERT BELOW Whittier to Bear Valley
9:30 - 9:45 pm SEE ALERT BELOW Bear Valley to Whittier
10:00 - 10:15 pm SEE ALERT BELOW Whittier to Bear Valley
10:30 - 10:45 pm SEE ALERT BELOW Bear Valley to Whittier

Early Closures for Construction

Beginning October 28, 2018 through April 30, 2019, the tunnel will  have early closures for construction. This work is designed to improve the tunnel for the future. The work will take place from 8:45 pm to 6:30 am. The work week begins Sunday evening and ends Friday mornings. The tunnel will operate on the normal schedule Friday evening through Sunday morning, and during all holidays. Please check the project webpage for more construction information at http://www.whittiertunnelmaint.com/ We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period.

Traffic starts at 7:00 a.m., continuing until 10:45 p.m. during the winter, accommodating vehicles most of the time.

Unscheduled trains using the tunnel in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains may cause occasional 15 to 30 minute delays. Please plan with this possibility in mind.

*Oversize vehicles are allowed only on Monday through Thursday at these times. See the link: Vehicle Size, Tunnel Restrictions for limitations.

Motorcycle helmets must be worn in the tunnel, and convertible vehicles must have the top in place.

During periods of temperatures 32 F or below, the tunnel will be opened for the last 5 minutes of the scheduled opening.

PLEASE HELP TO FACILITATE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE STAGING AREA TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED OPENING.

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