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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.

Safety Improvements Scheduled for Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent

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Date: September 28, 2012
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985

As part of routine maintenance on Highway 101 along Lake Crescent, workers will begin rock scaling and bolting of a cliff face at Milepost 228 just west of Sledgehammer Point on Monday, October 5.The work is scheduled for completion on November 2.Rock scaling and bolting is done periodically in this area to reinforce the cliff face and lessen the chance of rock falling onto the road.

To accommodate construction equipment and provide for public safety, the road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic during construction.Visitors should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Flaggers and pilot cars will guide motorists through the active construction areas on weekdays; temporary traffic signals will be installed for weekend and evening travel.

Oversized vehicles are encouraged to use an alternate route.

"We urge motorists to use caution and drive slowly through work zones as this maintenance project is completed," said Todd Suess, Acting Superintendent of Olympic National Park.

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

Did You Know?

dam with water flowing

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.