As firefighters continue to make progress battling the Rim Fire, Yosemite National Park announced that State Route 120 from Groveland, Calif., into the park will open to through traffic Friday at noon.
This means that visitors will enjoy full access to Yosemite Valley via SR-120.
However, because of fire activity, motorists will not be allowed to stop along the roadway.
The following restrictions were outlined in a news release issued Friday morning:
Cherry Lake Road, Evergreen Road, Old Yosemite Road, Harden Flat and all other secondary roads and trailheads off of SR-120 remain closed.
SR-120 (Tioga Road) remains closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf within Yosemite National Park. Park visitors can access the Toulumne Meadows area from SR-395 via the parks east entrance at Tioga Pass.
For updated road conditions and information visit Caltrans’ website: www.dot.ca.gov/ or call Caltrans District 10 Public Affairs Office at (209) 948-7977.
Forest closures remain in effect for the Stanislaus National Forest within the Rim Fire incident perimeter. For closure information visit www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus