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Yosemite National Park Will Host A Public Meeting On The Upcoming Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to be closed for road construction during the 2021 visitor season.

Yosemite National Park will host a public meeting in Oakhurst, California from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 on the upcoming Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project. All are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about the Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project, which will be held at the Oakhurst Community Center (39800 Fresno Flats Road, Oakhurst, California, 93644.)

The Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation 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.

– And more.

At this community meeting, staff with Yosemite National Park will provide presentations on the project between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., followed by an open house from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Yosemite National Park will be gathering public feedback on the Glacier Point Road Rehabilitation Project at this meeting. National Park Service staff will also provide information on the upcoming roadwork on Tioga Road.

This critical road work on Glacier Point Road is scheduled to begin in spring 2021. Glacier Point Road will be closed for the entire 2021 visitor season, and there will be traffic delays on Glacier Point Road in 2022. More detailed information on this project and all associated public comment materials are currently available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/glacierpointroadrehab. The public comment period will be open until September 19, 2019.

Media Contacts:

Scott Gediman 209-372-0248

Jamie Richards 209-372-0529

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