Glacier Point Road Construction Delays Extended
The Glacier Point Road construction delays will be extended through Saturday, October 31 and Saturday November 7, 2009 in order to complete paving on the road. For the next two weeks, construction will occur each day of the week except for Sundays. Visitors should expect to experience 30-minute delays as crews continue paving operations. The 30-minute delays will occur between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM each day. Traffic will be released on the hour and 1/2 hour during these paving operations.
The Glacier Point Road project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and includes rehabilitation, restoration, resurfacing, and repaving of 5.1 miles of the roadway.
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.