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  • Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire

    The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »

  • Campground Closures Due to Fire

    Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. More »

  • Yosemite National Park is Open

    Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 140 and 41 due to a fire.

Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project to Begin in Yosemite National Park

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Date: June 17, 2009

Yosemite National Park will be reconstructing part of the Glacier Point Road beginning this Monday, June 22, 2009.  Work will consist of the rehabilitation, restoration, and resurfacing of the road, including repaving and drainage improvements to include 5.1 miles of the road from the Chinquapin intersection to Badger Pass Ski area.  Additionally, there will be work on the Wawona Road (Hwy. 41) near the Chinquapin intersection. 

This work will result in thirty-minute delays for park visitors.  The traffic delays will occur weekdays (Monday through Friday) with one lane traffic control.  Work will occur during daylight hours and night work will begin on August 1.  Traffic will be stopped by flaggers and vehicles will be released every thirty minutes.  Weekend construction will allow for two lanes of unrestricted travel for park visitors.

Restroom facilities at the Chinquapin intersection will be closed.  Visitors are asked to use restrooms in Wawona, Yosemite Valley, and Glacier Point.

The project will have a winter shutdown date as to not affect the operation of the Badger Pass Ski Resort.  The project is slated to be completed on May 27, 2010.

Did You Know?

Great gray owl (photo by Cameron Rognan)

In 90 years of serving Yosemite National Park, the Conservancy has seen many accomplishments. From restoring the habitat of the great gray owl to funding the first museum in the Valley, Yosemite Conservancy has played a vital role in the preservation and protection of Yosemite. More...