Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park is expected to reopen at 6AM on Saturday March 12th. This is a full month earlier than was expected. Once work was begun, it was found that the damage was not quite as bad as thought. Also, the very mild winter weather allowed crews to work 24/7 on the project. The remaining minor work will be completed while keeping the road open. There may be occasional short delays with one lane at a time closed for the next few weeks.
Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park closed again today, and will remain closed until sometime in early April. The road closed for a few days last month, when a major rockslide fell on the road. It was reopened quickly, but was unpaved. The road is closing now to allow the section to be properly repaired before the busy visitation season starts.
The road is closed between the Foresta Junction and El Portal. This means that Yosemite Valley, along with the most of the rest of the park, in inaccessible via CA-120. Hodgdon Meadow Campground, the Merced Grove, and the Tuolumne Grove are still accessible from the CA-120 entrance. All other areas of the park are accessible only through CA-140 from Merced, or the Wawona Road/CA-41 from Oakhurst. The road is expected to reopen before Easter Weekend.
A large rockfall has closed the Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park. It occurred at about 11:30PM on Sunday evening, the 22nd of January. There is no known timeframe for the road to reopen, as it is a rather large obstruction. This means that it is impossible to access the park via CA-120. Entrance is still possible via CA-140 or CA-41.