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

Wawona Road (January 22-23, 2020 and April or early May 2020)

Weather permitting, survey work will be conducted along the Wawona Road on January 22 and 23 approximately 1.5 miles north of the Wawona Campground entrance. Survey work is needed for the final design of this area. Construction and possible related blasting work will occur in April or early May 2020.

  • January 22: Expect minimal delays (less than 5 minutes) while the ground survey crew collects data. Traffic control staff will be on site; travel slowly.
  • January 23: Expect up to 1-hour delays and controlled one-way traffic between 8 am - 5 pm.
  • April and/or early May 2020: Construction in the area may involve blasting to stabilize the area. Delays will occur; timing to be determined. The goal is to complete construction by Memorial Day weekend.

Yosemite Valley-Area Bridge Preservation (September 2019 - April 2020)

From September 5, 2019 through April 2020, expect intermittent 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: January 8, 2020

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


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