Before the redesign, tourists at the Tunnel View Overlook had to navigate an uneven lot with no handicapped access. A five-foot wide sidewalk at the vista's edge forced photographers to stand in the driveway to capture loved ones, creating safety concerns.
Now a 15-foot wide viewing area separates tourists from cars with a low wall of granite. The spot also includes a redesigned and landscaped parking lot and a bronze relief map of Yosemite Valley.
It is expected to be dedicated this Friday by the Secretary of the Interior.