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


El Portal Road (July 31 - October 2017)

Work is underway to fix multiple damaged sections of the roadway between the park boundary and the Big Oak Flat Road intersection.

Work will take place Monday through Friday.

  • 8pm to 10pm: 15 minutes
  • 10pm to 6am: 30 minutes
  • 6am to 8am: 15 minutes
  • 8am to 3:30pm: 30 minutes
  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm: 15 minutes

Work is also underway to finalize road rehabilitation along the El Portal Road between Pohono Bridge and the Big Oak Flat Road intersection.

Work will take place Sunday night through Thursday night from 8 pm to 8 am with the following delays:

  • 8 pm to 10 pm: 5 minutes
  • 10 pm to 6 am: 30 minutes
  • 6 am to 8 am: 5 minutes

Wawona Road Rehabilitation (June 2017 - October 2017)

Crews are currently working in multiple areas along the Wawona Road to fix damaged sections of the roadway. You can expect the following delays:

Near South Entrance - Monday through Friday
  • 6 am - 8 pm: possible 30-minute delays with alternating one-way traffic
  • 8pm - 6 am: possible 30-minute delays with alternating traffic
No work expected on weekends or holidays.

Between the Wawona Tunnel and the Rostrum (south of the Wawona Tunnel) - Sunday night through Thursday night
  • 8 pm - 6 am: 30-minute delays with alternating one-way traffic

Other Yosemite Valley Road Projects (Summer/Early Fall 2017)

  • Camp 4 to Yosemite Village: reconstruction of parking area. No parking at Camp 4 beginning September 18. Campers will be directed to park across the street at the Yosemite Falls Parking Area. Northside Drive between Yosemite Village and Camp 4 is closed until late November. The following detours are in place:
    • One-way traffic on El Capitan Crossover northbound from Southside Drive to Northside Drive
    • Two-way traffic on Southside Drive from El Capitan Crossover to Sentinel Drive. (Access Half Dome Village, The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, and Yosemite Village via Southside Drive.)
    • One-way traffic on Sentinel Drive southbound from Village Drive to Southside Drive
    • Full Closure of Northside Drive from Sentinel Drive to Yosemite Lodge (east entrance, by Lower Yosemite Fall). Two-way traffic on Northside Drive from eastern entrance to Yosemite Lodge to El Capitan Crossover. (Access Yosemite Valley Lodge via El Capitan Crossover and Northside Drive.)
  • Northside Drive from El Capitan to Pohono Bridge: Finalize utility connections in the roadway; delays possible.
  • Four-way intersection near Half Dome Village and Stoneman Bridge: drainage work; expect short delays and associated detours for travelers headed to Half Dome Village and campgrounds through early October.

Mariposa Grove Restoration (Spring 2015 - Spring 2018)

The Mariposa Grove Road and the Mariposa Grove are temporarily closed for a restoration project until spring 2018. Get details and updates about partial access to the grove and alternative sequoia groves.


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: November 7, 2017

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PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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