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Work Scheduled along Hurricane Ridge Road: Minor Delays Anticipated

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Date: November 15, 2013
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-3005

Motorists traveling on Hurricane Ridge Road may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes as park crews install 700 feet of conduit between Hills Entrance Station and the road gate beginning Tuesday, November 19. Work is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.

The project will complete a 12 mile stretch of conduit for a new fiber-optic cable telecommunication system for Hurricane Ridge facilities.The new cable will replace an aging microwave radio communication system and provide improved communications for the Hurricane Ridge facilities, as well as an annual cost savings to the park of $17,600.

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 15 minutes should be expected.Flaggers will guide motorists through the active construction areas. Work will occur weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 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.

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