Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation
The project is needed to address deteriorating road conditions that are due to many factors including abundant precipitation, structural and design deficiencies, large traffic volumes, and normal wear. The road work is designed to protect adjacent natural and cultural resources, will replace culverts to improve aquatic conditions and will preserve the character of the National Historic Landmark District.
Current Road Construction Status - for August 22 - September 1 (posted August 22, 2014)
Labor Day Weekend
Road construction is scheduled for Monday, August 25 to Thursday, August 28 from 8:15 am to 6:00 pm. Plan for a maximum 30-minute delay, including multiple short stops along the 7-mile road.
Bicyclists are encouraged to use an alternate route through the park. Road conditions between the Nisqually Entrance and Longmire include gravel, bumps, and other abrupt changes. Monday to Friday, pilot cars are leading vehicles through lane changes and around heavy road equipment. Bicycling is not advised.
SAFETY MESSAGE: Speeding, stopping in the road and passing other vehicles are dangerous choices especially around blind curves. Be safe.
Nisqually to Paradise Road Rehabilitation to Begin March 3 - posted February 18, 2014
Nisqually to Paradise Road Construction stops for Memorial Day Weekend - originally posted on May 23, 2014
Nisqually Road to Longmire Closed for Two Nights to Install an Underground Culvert - posted August 1, 2014
Did You Know?
The first photograph taken at the summit of Mount Rainier was taken at noon on August 14, 1888. Among the group photographed that day at the crater rim are naturalist John Muir, and P. B. Van Trump, one of the first two men known to have reached Rainier's summit.