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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?

Mt. Olympus in winter

That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.