Lake Crescent Closure Rescheduled

  • Thu Sep 28th, 2017 8:25am
  • News

The NEXT six-hour overnight closure is scheduled for Oct. 10, in the Eagle Creek area on the West End of Lake Crescent.

The closure that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3, has been moved to Tuesday, Oct. 10, to better coordinate with the delivery of materials.

In order to replace a culvert on Eagle Creek (MP 222), construction crews will be closing Highway 101 between Lake Crescent Road (MP228) and Camp David Jr Road (MP221). This closure will begin Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 10 p.m. and end Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4:00 a.m. The six-hour closure is needed to install the last pieces of the box culvert that will be replacing the existing Eagle Creek culverts. The box culvert will be able to better handle large volumes of water during significant rain events and allow the passage of fish.

During the overnight closure, eastbound traffic will have access to Camp David Jr. Road, and westbound traffic will have access to the Barnes Point area at Lake Crescent Road. Eastbound US101 traffic will not have access to the Barnes Point area. Travelers needing to get around the lake during the overnight closure should use SR 112 as an alternate route. Emergency vehicles will follow protocols established during communication meetings.

During daylight hours, construction work will continue on other portions of the project outside the Eagle Creek area. Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Traveling in the morning before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.