• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

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.

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