Road Work in Yosemite

Heavy equipment along Big Oak Flat Road during Re-construction in March 2017
Reconstructing a damaged section of the Big Oak Flat Road in March 2017.

The National Park Service (NPS) regularly makes repairs on roadways throughout the park. Additional restoration and construction projects, along with operations related to fire management and hazard tree removal can cause delays or closures along park roadways.

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.

View the park's public information map showing closures and other activities that may affect your visit.


Current Road Projects

In addition to road projects, there may be other projects taking place throughout the park that could affect roadways, parking areas, and other facilities.


Yosemite Valley (Late May through July 6, 2023)

Sentinel Drive: Closed (June 5 through July 6)

Sentinel Drive (between Yosemite Village and Southside Drive) will be closed due to contruction from approximately June 5 through July 6, 2023. Work will begin in late May in the area. Improvements are being made to Sentinel Drive as part of a larger project in Yosemite Valley to create a more continuous flow traffic pattern This is one of the primary modifications being made as part of the Yosemite Valley circulation system. The schedule is subject to change according to weather conditions and availability of materials. Please drive or cycle carefully and watch for workers and equipment in the roadway.

Work along Sentinel Drive will include:

  • saw-cutting pavement

  • removal of asphalt and concrete

  • fabrication of concrete forms

  • modifications to the Sentinel Bridge parking area

  • construction of a center median

  • new curb work

Glacier Point Road (2022 and 2023)

Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project (2022 and 2023)

The road will be open sometime after early July, 2023, with 30-minute delays.

The Glacier Point Road will be open sometime after early July, 2023 due to snow and construction, with 30-minute delays. Until the road opens in 2023, there will be no facilities or services available at Glacier Point (including water or restrooms) if you choose to hike to Glacier Point. Please plan accordingly and follow the principles of Leave No Trace.

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: June 8, 2023

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