Yosemite National Park announces a public site visit for the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project on October 9, 2010. The site visit is an opportunity for the public to learn more about this plan. It is also a chance for the park to hear concerns and comments regarding the planning effort and proposed rehabilitation actions.
The National Park Service is developing an environmental assessment (EA) to study rehabilitating approximately 40 miles of the Tioga Road. The primary goal of this project is to make safety improvements, while preserving the natural and cultural resources along the road corridor.
Due to the high elevation and winter closures of the Tioga Road, this project is proposed to be completed in phases. Phases are:
- Phase 1: Crane Flat to White Wolf (2012)
- Phase 2: Olmsted Point to east of Tuolumne Lodge (2014)
- Phase 3: White Wolf to Olmsted Point (2016)
A public site visit is scheduled for October 9, 2010 in two locations. We welcome you to join us for one or both portions of the day. The changes in location will allow for a larger portion of the project area to be discussed onsite.
- 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Meet at the South Fork Bridge turnout (approximately seven miles east of Crane Flat along the Tioga Road)
- 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Meet at the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center parking lot
Please join us to learn what the park is proposing for the road and share your ideas about future improvements. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring water, lunch and/or snacks, and wear appropriate attire in preparation for colder weather.
The Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project will be released for public review in spring of 2011.
To learn more about the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project, please visit www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/tioga_rehab.htm.