The Tioga Road, a popular roadway linking the eastern and western Sierra Nevada through Yosemite National Park, will open to all vehicle traffic on Wednesday at noon, the National Park Service said.
“We would like to thank all of our road crews, as well as our partners in Mono County and Caltrans, for all of their hard work in clearing the road for the opening,” said Don Neubacher, superintendent.
The park service is asking visitors to travel the roadway with caution as there will be ongoing roadwork and there could be ice in some places during the early morning hours. Limited visitor services will be available over the next several weeks. Also, late spring storms could change the status of the road and cause temporary closures. For updated, 24-hour road conditions, call 209-372-0200 and follow the prompts.
All campgrounds along the Tioga Road remain closed, the park service said. All commercial services, including the Tuolumne Store, and Village Grill, are also closed. There are no anticipated opening dates for any of these facilities at this time. The gas station in Tuolumne Meadows is permanently closed and the nearest gas stations are Crane Flat to the west and Lee Vining to the east.