Rehabilitate and Resurface Generals Highway from Deer Ridge to Wolverton Road
The Generals Highway is one of two main access roads into Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the only year-round access for visitors traveling to Wuksachi, Lodgepole, and the Giant Forest areas of Sequoia National Park. This project will extend from Deer Ridge (12.5 miles from the Sequoia National Park entrance station off of Hwy. 198) to Wolverton Road (19.5 miles from the Sequoia National Park entrance station off of Hwy. 198), and include the Wolverton Road, which provides access to the Upper Sherman Tree Parking Lot and the Wolverton Trailhead parking lot.
This project will involve excavation and replacement of the road bed and surface; replacement of existing pavement; rehabilitation or replacement of drainage structures, such as culverts and drop inlets; redesign of drainage at locations where existing drainage is inadequate; replacement of asphalt curbs; replacement of guardrails; and rehabilitation and building of road shoulder, where needed. The historic roadway will be re-established and rehabilitation work will also be done on selected turnouts and scenic overlooks.
The tentative start date for this project is 2014, pending funding approval.
This project is part of the large-scale Generals Highway rehabilitation project, which started in the early 1990s and is expected to continue for an additional 5 to 6 years.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed rehabilitation and resurfacing of 7.0 miles of the Generals Highway and the 1.3 mile Wolverton Road. The Finding of No Significant Impact statement (FONSI) was signed by Acting Regional Director Martha Lee on August 30, 2012.