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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Repairs Scheduled for Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent: Traffic Delays Anticipated Starting August 21

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Date: August 21, 2013
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005

Washington State Department of Transportation began road repairs and maintenance on Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent today, August 21.Motorists traveling on Hwy 101 may encounter delays of up to 20 minutes.Work is schedule to continue through the end of September, weather permitting.

Scheduled work includes chip seal and asphalt patching along a twelve-mile section of the highway on the south side of Lake Crescent, as well as a full width asphalt overlay on one 400 ft. section to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists.

Hwy 101 will remain open throughout the work period.To accommodate construction equipment and provide for public safety, the road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected.Flaggers will guide motorists through the active construction areas. Work will only occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; no holiday or weekend work is scheduled.

Motorists are advised to slow down, drive with caution, and watch for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.

Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park's recorded information line at 360-565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.

Did You Know?

closeup of cow elk face

Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.