Long lines of cars wait in Yosemite. Photo by Donna S.
While there’s funding the National Park Service is busy with a number of road repair projects within the park. Unfortunately for visitors this can mean a hinderance with long stops in construction zones, snarled bumper-to-bumper traffic and an lost opportunities for sight seeing and recreation.
Current construction areas within the park are:
Minimal delays. Ventilation and fire suppression system maintenance. Ongoing.
Wawona Road (Highway 41 from Yosemite Valley to South Entrance)
30 minute delays. Construction taking place during day and night hours. Road repaving, curb replacement, drainage replacement, shoulder work. No stopping in construction zone. Expected completion: November 2010
10 minute delays. Culvert work, shoulder grading. Expected completion: July 18, 2010
Big Oak Flat Road
Intermittent one lane traffic with brief delays. Tree removal, hazard cleanup. Ongoing