Current Projects

Valley Welcome Center and New Restroom Construction

This project will convert the former Sport Shop building to the new Valley Welcome Center. The visitor orientation function of the Valley Visitor Center will relocate here upon completion in fall 2023.

Dates: Through fall 2023

Impact: Staging for this project and the Yosemite Village parking project resulted in the temporary loss of 87 parking spaces adjacent to the Village Store (which are available again).

Funding source: Yosemite Conservancy, Helium Act, Centennial Challenge, Concession Franchise Fees

Valleywide Continuous Flow Intersection Project

This project, piloted in 2021 and 2022, changes roads and intersections in Yosemite to create contnuous flow and more efficiently move traffic around Yosemite Valley.

Dates: May 2023 to fall 2023

Impacts: Sentinel Drive will be closed for a few months this summer and brief delays elsewhere are possible. One-way traffic circulation pattern will be continuous on both Southside Drive and Northside Drive, resulting ideally in reduced congestion when the project is completed. Two-way traffic will remain through Curry Village and the Happy Isles Loop.

Funding source: Federal Lands Transportation Program

Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus Stops

This project will improve shuttle stops, including passenger waiting and access surfaces, shelters, curbing, and concrete braking pad improvements to shuttle bus stops 2 (Village Store/Welcome Center), 4 (Degnan’s), 5 (Valley Visitor Center/Museum), 14 and 20 (Curry Village parking), 15 (Trailhead Parking/Upper Pines Campground), and 19 (Lower Pines Campground).

Dates: Late summer 2022 through winter 2023

Impacts: Lane closures with one-way traffic control in Yosemite Village, Curry Village, and on the Happy Isles Road

Funding source: Federal Lands Transportation Program

Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation

This project will improve visitor services, protect natural and cultural resources, reduce crowding, improve safety and congestion in and around the parking lot, improve interpretation and wayfinding, and improve accessibility for visitors with disabilities.

Dates: Through fall 2023

Impact: The parking lot, trail, and viewing area are closed. Bridalveil Fall is still viewable nearby from Southside Drive.

Funding source: Yosemite Conservancy, Federal Land Transportation Program, Helium Act, Centennial Challenge, and Concession Franchise Fees

Tuolumne Meadows Campground Rehabilitation

This project will fully rehabilitate the campground, including replacement of water lines, upgrading of restrooms, improving accessibility for visitors with disabilities, reorganize campsites, address drainage issues, and replace picnic tables and fire rings. This project fulfills a goal of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan..

Dates: Through fall 2024

Impacts: The campground is closed in 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Funding source: Great America Outdoors Act

Crane Flat Campground Rehabilitation

This project will rehabilitate the campground, addresses drainage issues, and improves campsite configuration.

Dates: Through fall 2023

Impacts: The campground was closed in 2022 and will open in summer 2024.

Funding source: Great America Outdoors Act

Biomass Removal and Scenic Vista Management

The biomass project will focus on removing mostly dead and down logs and branches to improve forest health and reduce fire danger. Scenic Vista management program reestablishes Yosemite’s important viewpoints and vistas, consistent with the natural processes and human influences that created them.

Dates: Ongoing

Impacts: Occasional traffic delays

Funding source: California Climate Investments, Wildlife Conservation Board, Recreation Fees

Map showing various projects around Yosemite National Park, as described on this web page

Last updated: October 30, 2023

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