Road Work in Yosemite

Road work ahead
The National Park Service (NPS) will be making repairs on numerous roadways throughout the park. A Yosemite NPS Project Manager is onsite to complete regular inspections and to ensure that the work complies with our environmental requirements, as well as the goals and mission of the National Park Service. An overview of each project is listed below along with an estimated schedule of delays for each. Email us if you have any questions.

Current Projects

Wawona Road (October - December 2020)
Continuation of Highway 41 into the park
Includes twice daily 4-hour closures October 29 through November 18

Between the area South of Wawona Tunnel to Chinquapin

Drainage repair, shoulder stabilization, and slide stabilization work will occur from October 19 through December 31, 2020. Work will occur Monday through Friday.

October 19–October 28: 30-minute delays, 7 am to 5 pm
November 19–December 31: 30-minute delays, 7 am to 5 pm

Between Chinlnualna Falls Road and Yosemite West

Slide stabilization work. Full closures are to prevent vehicles from being hit by slide material or blast rock as crews work to remove the loose rocks and boulders from this active slide area.

October 29–November 18: CLOSED from 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm

Bridge Preservation Project (October - November 2020)

Preservation work continues through November on two historic bridges, in western Yosemite Valley just east of El Capitan Meadow and at Cascade Creek along El Portal Road (continuation of Highway 140) west of Yosemite Valley. Expect 15-minute delays, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm.

Glacier Point Road (2021–2022)

Glacier Point Road will tentatively be closed for the entire 2021 visitor season, and there will be traffic delays on Glacier Point Road in 2022. The project will address multiple severe safety issues on the ten miles of road located between the intersection to the Badger Pass Ski Area and the Glacier Point Parking Area. Some of the road safety issues that will be addressed in this project include:

  • To pulverize and repave ten miles of road between Badger Pass and Glacier Point.
  • To repair the narrow hairpin turns between Washburn Point and Glacier Point to address vehicular safety issues
  • To construct additional parking and new vault toilets near the Sentinel Dome Trailhead

To find out more information about the current status of all park roads, call the park information line at 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1).

Last updated: October 20, 2020

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