Yosemite National Park will begin work on several park roads, beginning
next Monday, June 13. The majority of the work will occur in the El
Portal area, including Old El Portal, Rancheria, El Portal Trailer Court,
the El Portal office areas, and the El Portal Road. Work will also include
the Hodgdon Meadow area, residential and administrative roads, as well as
the main entrance road to Foresta.
The general scope of the project includes applying a seal coat over many of
the existing asphalt roads, either a chipseal or microseal. Additional
work includes crack sealing, pothole repairs, and a thin overlay. Once the
seals have been placed, restriping of the preserved roads will occur.
Traffic control, with 15 minute delays, will be in effect starting June 13
th between 5:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in areas where
the work is occurring. Pilot cars and/or flaggers will be used to guide
traffic through the work zones. The schedule may change due to weather
conditions, and the public will be notified if changes to the schedule
occur. Park employees and areas residents may be asked to move their
vehicles and/or equipment for work to occur in parking areas and near
This project is being funded by the National Park Service and the Federal
The overall project completion date is August 26, 2011.