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The following is a list of the various stages that occur during a planning process. Though there are added public involvement opportunities such as meetings and workshops throughout, this outlines the major steps. They include:
Initial public outreach
Since 1980, annual visitation to Yosemite National Park has averaged 3.4 million people, 95% of which pass through Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley is one of the most heavily developed areas of the park and is open to visitation year round. As a result the Yosemite Valley Loop Road experiences the heaviest traffic volumes of any area in the park.
The Yosemite Valley Loop Road is a historic feature in Yosemite National Park, first built as a stagecoach road in 1872. the initial pavement was laid in 1909, and culverts were first installed a year later beneath stretches of Southside Drive. Spot repairs have been made along the roadway as required over time. however, much-needed, comprehensive maintenance and repair of the roadway and associated drainage structures has not been performed for many decades.
The Rehabilitation of the Yosemite Valley Loop Road Environmental Assessment (EA) guides the resurfacing and improvement of the Yosemite Valley Loop Road and associated drainage facilities.