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.
El Portal Road - Culvert Installation (Spring 2017)
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road Improvement Project (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)
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.
Other Yosemite Valley Road Projects (Summer 2017)
Mariposa Grove Restoration (Spring 2015 - Fall 2017)
The Mariposa Grove Road and the Mariposa Grove are temporarily closed for a restoration project until fall 2017. 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).