Road Work Will Snarl Traffic In Yosemite National Park Near South Entrance

Spring brings raging waterfalls, wildflower blooms, and a renewed landscape to Yosemite National Park. This year it also will bring road work near the park's south entrance that will snarl traffic for most of the year.

Road construction on the Wawona Road is set to begin in May. This project will involve 24.4 miles of the Wawona Road starting from the South Entrance of Yosemite. This improvement project will end at the junction of the Wawona Road and Bridalveil Straight in Yosemite Valley.

Visitors traveling into Yosemite via Highway 41/Wawona Road will experience up to 30-minute delays Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Additionally, 60-minute delays will be scheduled from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday through Friday. There will be no weekend delays.

This project will resurface, restore and rehabilitate the roadway, improve drainage and grading, add new signage and striping of the roadway.

Road construction on the Wawona Road is slated to be completed by November, 2010.