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Traffic delays on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent October 26 through late November for hazard tree removal

  • Thu Oct 21st, 2021 3:08pm
  • News

Expect up to half-hour delays on weekdays 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; longer delays scheduled Nov. 3, 12, 15, 16, 22 and 23.

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26, drivers should expect traffic delays on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent for hazard tree removal.

The work will begin on the west end near milepost 220 and move east to milepost 231.5 over the course of four weeks.

Drivers should expect up to half-hour delays for alternating single-lane traffic from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The work is expected to be complete before the Thanksgiving holiday.

There are six days when the contractor anticipates needing a longer delay to safely remove the hazard trees. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be delayed beginning at approximately 10 a.m. on the following dates:

West of Barnes Point/Storm King Ranger Station/Lake Crescent Lodge turn

Wednesday, Nov. 3 – Expect a delay of up to 1 hour and 45 minutes (~milepost 225)

Friday, Nov. 12 – Expect a delay of up to 1 hour and 45 minutes (~milepost 226)

Monday, Nov. 15 – Expect a delay of up to 1 hour (~milepost 226)

Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Expect a delay of up to 1 hour (~milepost 226)

East of Barnes Point/Storm King Ranger Station/Lake Crescent Lodge turn

Monday, Nov. 22 – Expect a delay of up to 1 hour and 45 minutes (~milepost 228)

Tuesday, Nov. 23 – Expect a delay of up to 1 hour and 30 minutes (~milepost 229)

The duration of the delays will depend on the amount of clearing needed on the road. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on the park website. Emergency vehicles will have access through the work zone.

For traffic information in real-time check the Washington State Department of Transportation Traffic Alert website at wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route. Traveling in the morning before 7:30 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. will help travelers avoid the delays.

The tree removal contract was awarded to Pacific Northwest Tree Service of Port Angeles. Lakeside Industries will provide traffic control. For current road and travel information, visit nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.