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.

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Current Projects

Wawona Road (October - December 2020)

Continuation of Highway 41 into the park
Work will occur Sunday nights through Friday afternoons

Between the area South of Wawona Tunnel to Chilnualna Falls Road (in Wawona)

Drainage repair, shoulder stabilization, and slide stabilization work. Work will occour Monday through Friday from November 19 - December 31, 2020.

Through December 31:
Daytime: 30-minute delays, 8 am to 8 pm (Monday - Friday)
Nighttime: 1-hour delays, 10 pm to 6 am (Sunday - Thursday)

El Capitan Crossover Road (Yosemite Valley) (November 19 - December 2020)

El Capitan Crossover Road connects Southside Drive and Northside Drive near the east end of El Capitan

Crews are working on repairs to the El Capitan Bridge. Work will occur Monday - Friday, no weekend or holiday delays are closures.

November 19 - December 31: Daytime closures from 7 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Pedestrian traffic across the bridge will be maintained during most periods of work, but there will be intermittent short term closures when it is unsafe for pedestrian traffic.

Tioga Road (November 2020)

Crews will be surveying for the rehabilitation of the Tioga Road east of Olmstead Point.

November 2 - 30, 2020: 15-minute delays (or less), 8 am - 5 pm

Yosemite Valley 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.

October- November: 15-minute delays, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm.

Future Projects

Glacier Point Road (2022)

Glacier Point Road will tentatively be closed for the entire 2022 visitor season. 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: December 3, 2020

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