For Immediate Release                               
Contact: Sintia Kawasaki-Yee, Chief of Communications​
Phone: (559) 679-2866
  Reference Number: 8550-2405

Road Construction Begins April 29 in Sequoia National Park

Closures will Begin on May 1

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS – Beginning the week of April 29 visitors to Sequoia National Park can expect weekday, daytime closures, and delays for an estimated 4-week period between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest area. The contractor will be mobilizing and preparing the site early in the week and visitors can expect periodic traffic delays. Scheduled closures are expected to begin Wednesday, May 1. This is the last remaining section of severely damaged roadway along the Generals Highway from the early 2023 winter storms, out of over 20. All other damage along the Generals Highway was repaired in 2023, but this section is requiring significant drilling and rebuilding with large heavy machinery, in a narrow and windy section of the road. 

This project is projected to take about eight weeks to complete. For the estimated last four weeks of the project after the Memorial Day weekend, weekday, daytime, traffic delays near the construction site are not expected to exceed 30 minutes. 

Access to the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park, featuring the General Sherman Tree, Wuksachi Lodge, Moro Rock, and more, will remain accessible at all times during this construction by entering Kings Canyon National Park from Highway 180 and driving over via the Generals Highway. 

Delay and closure schedules are subject to change, and we urge anyone planning to visit during this time to check our park website for the most current information:

[SOURCE: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks]

NOTE: Scroll down for an updated closure schedule and a couple of more detailed fliers that include a map, the schedule, and drive times on both ends. One map is for Monday and Friday. The other is for Tuesday through Thursday. Click the images for a full-sized version.

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