Lake Crescent Road Rehab Update

  • Thu Mar 9th, 2017 8:44am
  • News

The contracting process for rehabilitation of 12 miles of the Lake Crescent section of Highway 101 and 4 miles of East Beach Road is still underway and this spring’s construction schedule has been adjusted.

Construction is now slated to begin in approximately April 27. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

The cost is estimated to be over $20 million. Bid opening was anticipated on March 7.

The contract includes a number of requirements aimed at minimizing impacts to travelers and area residents.

For example, the contractor is required to immediately open the road to emergency vehicles without delay at all times throughout the project. Additional specific information will be released after the contract is awarded.

Further, the construction schedule will vary throughout the season to reduce impacts to the public while still allowing safe and efficient road work. Work will occur on weekdays only and will not be scheduled on holidays or weekends.

An outline of the yearly schedule for Highway 101 is provided below.

April-Late May

• Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

• Limited 4‐hour delays may be scheduled (from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. only) and must be announced two weeks in advance.

Memorial Day-Labor Day (summer season)

• Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

Early September-Mid-November

• Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

• Limited 4‐hour delays (from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10 p.m.-4 a.m. only) may be scheduled and must be announced two weeks in advance

Mid-November

-February

• No construction anticipated

March (2018 and 2019 only)

• Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

• Limited 4-hour delays and 6-hour overnight delays may be scheduled and will be announced two weeks in advance.

The schedule and additional information are available on the Olympic National Park website at https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

No more than 20 four-hour delays are permitted each spring and each fall. Four-hour delays may only be implemented between Labor Day and Memorial Day and only between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Emergency vehicles will have access without delay at all times. The contractor will receive monetary incentives for limiting the number of four-hour delays.

Overnight delays lasting up to six hours are permitted between Labor Day and March 31. All six-hour delays may occur only from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. and may only occur on Mondays-Wednesdays. Emergency vehicles will have access without delay at all times.

All four-hour and six-hour overnight delays must be scheduled and announced two weeks in advance.

Notices will be sent to area media outlets, widely distributed via the Washington State Department of Transportation traffic alert webpage (www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts) and posted on the Olympic National Park website www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.