Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Clovis, CA 93611
Yosemite National Park announces that there will be a temporary road closure on the El Portal Road (Highway 140) inside Yosemite National Park from the Parkline in El Portal to the El Portal/Big Oak Flat Junction (Hwy 140/Hwy 120 junction). This closure will be in effect between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Friday August 24-Sunday August 26th. Visitors will have access to drive through the work zone from 12:00 noon-1:00 P.M. each day. The closure may not be in effect Sunday, pending completion of the work.
These closures are necessary to replace high voltage powerlines that service Yosemite, which were burned and damaged during the Ferguson Fire. The work will involve helicopters and heavy equipment, making it unsafe for vehicles to be on the road. Completion of this project will restore full commercial power to Yosemite Valley.