Road Work

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.
 

2015-2017 Projects

Mariposa Grove Restoration

The Mariposa Grove Road and the Mariposa Grove are temporarily closed for about 24 months, beginning July 6, 2015. Get details and updates about partial access to the grove and alternative sequoia groves

 
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road Improvement Project


After two years of design and planning, the National Park Service is launching a wide-ranging project to improve traffic circulation and parking in Yosemite Valley. Beginning September of 2016, the park will re-construct the Yosemite Village Day-Use Parking Area to improve wayfinding and efficiency. As a result of temporary road closures associated with this project, detours will begin September 6, 2016 (see map below).

A segment of Northside Drive will move south, allowing safe pedestrian access from the parking area the Yosemite Village. The parking area will move farther away from the Merced River, enabling over an acre of wetland habitat restoration. Construction of a roundabout will enhance traffic circulation. Ultimately, the project will provide a more intuitive, scenic, and enjoyable setting for park visitors as they arrive in Yosemite Valley.

The project will continue in early 2017 with improvements to the Yosemite Falls parking area (west of Yosemite Lodge) and the Camp 4 parking area. During the remainder of 2017, the park will rehabilitate portions of Northside and Southside Drive.

This project is part of a comprehensive suite of actions prescribed in the Merced River Plan to protect and enhance the Merced River corridor. The National Park Service approved the Merced River Plan in 2014 after an extensive public involvement process. Read more...

 
Map showing detours in Yosemite Valley (circulation is mostly normal now)
Detours in effect through May 2017.
 
 

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).

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

(209) 372-0200
The public information office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific time (closed for lunch). Once connected, dial 3 then 5. If the ranger is already on the line, you'll be returned to the main menu. If the ranger is not there, you can leave a message and we will return your call.

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