Road Construction Update

Hi neighbors,

As promised, we have updated information and a projected construction delay schedule to share with you. I’m attaching a couple different schedule graphics in hopes that it will help you and your guests. Given that we are still a few weeks out, we will be sure to check in ahead of 4/15 with any updates.

We are planning to have a public meeting on Monday, 4/1 at 6pm at the Memorial Building to cover this information and also do a complete overview of recovery work that has been completed and will continue this year. We hope you can join us!

Road Construction Update 3/22

Tentatively beginning April 15 through about May 10 significant weekday, daytime closures will go into effect between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest Museum. See below and attached schedules for details. During the second 4-week phase, tentatively scheduled from May 13 to June 7, weekday, daytime delays should only be about 30 minutes.

Tentative Closure Schedule 4/15-5/10

Sunday: No Closures

Monday: 8:30am-12pm, 1-5:30pm (Pass Thru 12-1pm)

Tuesday-Thursday: 8am-6pm

Friday: 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm (Pass Thru 12-1pm)

Saturday: No Closures

*When closures are not in effect, traffic signals will cause short delays

Access from Grant Grove in Kings Canyon to the Giant Forest area in Sequoia will be open to visit the General Sherman Tree, Lodgepole, Moro Rock, and more when closures are in effect.

Similar road construction will be taking place along the Mineral King Road, but a start date or schedule have not been set. Current estimate is for work to begin in late April and take about 8 weeks to complete. Road closures with scheduled pass throughs for residents will be in effect until the Memorial Day weekend, when access typically reopens for the season to public vehicles. After the Memorial Day weekend, delays should only be about 30 minutes through project completion.

Road construction by Caltrans outside the park on Highway 180 to Cedar Grove is still projected to be completed sometime in June. We hope to reopen Cedar Grove to the public shortly after Caltrans repairs are complete.

Crystal Cave Road will remain closed for repairs and recovery in 2024.

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:  

As always, please send along any questions you may have.

All the best,


[SOURCE: Sintia Kawasaki-Yee, SEKI Public Affairs]

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