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

Big Oak Flat and Tioga Road Delays (through summer 2019)

Beginning Monday, June 10, 2019 (conditions permitting), crews will begin pavement preservation work on the Big Oak Flat Road and adjoining secondary roads, such as the Hodgdon Meadow Road and Crane Flat Campground. The work consists of patching potholes, placing a seal coat, and then replacing the centerline rumble strips and re-striping the road. The Big Oak Flat Road work will begin at the northern park boundary and end at the Crane Flat intersection.

The pavement preservation work will continue onto Tioga Road, with similar delays and traffic control throughout summer 2019. The project will take place between Crane Flat and Olmsted Point and between the east end of Tuolumne Meadows to Tioga Pass.

Summer 2019

Monday - Friday: 7 am - 7 pm; Expect delays up to 15 minutes

No weekend, federal holiday, or night work is scheduled.

Yosemite Valley-Area Bridge Preservation

From September 5, 2019 through April 2020, expect delays up to 15 minutes on the following bridges:

  • The Cascades on El Portal Road (between Yosemite Valley and El Portal)

  • Pohono Bridge (first bridge as you enter Yosemite Valley)
  • El Capitan Bridge
  • Happy Isles Bridge (affects pedestrian access to and from the trailhead, as well as shuttles)

Glacier Point Road (2021–2022)

Glacier Point Road will 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: August 29, 2019

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


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