Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project to Begin in Yosemite National Park
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?
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.