YOSEMITE — Visitors to Yosemite should be aware of a new phase of parking and road construction in Yosemite Valley starting on Monday, Sept. 18.
The biggest project will be reconstruction of the Camp 4 parking area. The parking area will close on Monday, Sept. 18, and campers will park across the street at the Yosemite Falls parking area.
Northside Drive between the Yosemite Falls crossing and Camp 4 will narrow to one westbound lane. Eastbound traffic will travel through Yosemite Lodge.
The contractors hope to complete this work by Thanksgiving if the weather is good. If not, the parking area and roads will be open for the holidays.
In addition, new construction will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the four-way intersection at Half Dome Village near Stoneman Bridge. Flaggers will route traffic headed to Half Dome Village in a one-way clockwise loop going eastbound on the Happy Isle Loop Road, then coming back northbound on Curry Village Drive. This work should take about two weeks.
Work on Northside Drive east of Pohono Bridge is almost complete. Contractors will work on utility vaults in Northside Drive for one week starting Monday, Sept. 18. This work will take place during the day with one lane open. Delays will be a maximum of 30 minutes.
Lastly, night work will continue at “the Narrows” through September (same schedule as earlier in the month) and work on the pedestrian pathway from the Yosemite Village parking area to Yosemite Village will continue through Monday, Sept. 18.
The Park thanks everyone for their patience.