Highway 101: This week (July 24-28) the installation of the concrete barriers and containment system near mile marker 229 for the rockfall mitigation and rock scaling work began. Temporary traffic signals are installed and running after work hours and weekends. During work hours flaggers are controlling traffic. Signals are approximately 1800 feet apart.
LAKE CRESCENT, HWY 101, BOTH DIRECTIONS, MP 219-232: No loads over 9’ wide, due to project work. Detour via SR 112, with existing restrictions/US 101 via Aberdeen.
Week of July 31st: Rock scaling work is scheduled to begin. This will be the beginning of the ~ 30-minute delays when you travel around Lake Crescent during the weekday work hours (M-F). Road work can begin 2 hours after sunrise during the summer.
· When they are performing the rock scaling both lanes will be closed for roughly 20 minutes. Any debris that has fallen on the roadway over the containment system/barriers will then be cleared with equipment. When it is clear, the flaggers will send traffic from one direction, followed by the other.
· The concrete barriers will stay up for the duration of this work which means there will be traffic signals controlling the one-lane area after work hours and over the weekend so expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic.
East Beach Road: Culvert installation is now complete. Excavation work is in progress, expect up to 30-minute delays.
On/around August 2, East Beach Road between Log Cabin Resort and intersection with Joyce-Piedmont/East Beach Road will be reduced to one lane. Expect short delay for alternating single-lane traffic with traffic signals or flaggers.
Beginning August 7: The Log Cabin Creek culvert replacement work will close East Beach Road to through traffic. Work is scheduled to be completed for the culvert by the end of work hours August 18. Message boards on Highway 101 and SR 112 will inform drivers of closure and access up to Log Cabin Resort or Spruce Railroad Trail during this time as follows:
Log Cabin Resort will be accessible via East Beach Road.
The Spruce Railroad Trail Lyre River Trailhead will be accessible via SR 112/Joyce Piedmont Road.
· Work hours will vary according to season and daylength. From April 1 – September 23 of each construction season work may begin two hours after sunrise and must stop two hours before sunset.
· Construction on Highway 101 will occur on weekdays only. No weekend or holiday work.
· Park webpage with construction updates: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm
· Frequently Asked Questions
· Federal Highway Administration- Highway 101 Project Website
· FHWA Project Newsletter
· For real-time information on traffic impacts, check the WSDOT Traffic Alerts