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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 Construction Updates

Weekly updates about the Hurricane Ridge Road construction project will be posted on this page every Friday.

 

Friday, May 23, 2008

Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes each way next week (Tuesday - Friday). A pilot car will guide motorists through the 2 - 3 mile work zone.

During the week of May 26 through 30, construction contractors will continue work on installing underground utility conduits and vaults alongside the Hurricane Ridge Road. They will be working above the tunnels (mile 3.5 and above). So far, 1.75 miles of conduit has been replaced.

Work will also continue on the new stone masonry wall at the Double Parking (mile 6) scenic view point, along with prep work for the new sidewalk at the tunnels area view point (mile 3.5).

The road is closed to bicycles above the Heart O'the Hills entrance station.

Information and maps of Hurricane Ridge and Heart O'the Hills.

 

Friday, May 16
During the week of May 19 through 23, a contractor will chipseal the lower five miles of the Hurricane Ridge Road, from its intersection with the Mt. Angeles Road to the Heart O'the Hills entrance station. Visitors should be prepared for minor delays and are urged to use caution and drive slowly through work zones.

Above Heart O'the Hills, construction contractors will continuing installing underground utility conduits and vaults alongside the Hurricane Ridge Road. They will be working above the tunnels (mile 3.5 and above).

Work will also continue on a new stone masonry wall at the Double Parking (mile 6) scenic view point.

The road is closed to bicycles above the Heart O'the Hills entrance station.

Motorists should expect up to 20-minute delays this week and be prepared to drive slowly through all work zones.

Information and maps of Hurricane Ridge and Heart O'the Hills.

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.