Drive to Yosemite About to Get Even Longer

Visitors entering Yosemite National Park from the south should expect delays later this year because of a road improvement project.

Work on the Wawona Road in Yosemite is set to begin in May and be finished by November.

The project will improve 24.4 miles of the road, starting from the south entrance of Yosemite.

The 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 delays of up to 30 minutes Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Also, 60-minute delays will be scheduled from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday through Sunday.

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

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