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Contact: Sarah Bone, Nisqually to Paradise Road Communications Coordinator, 360-569-6565
Construction on the Nisqually to Paradise Road will cease over the upcoming holiday weekend, July 3-5. While visitors can normally expect to experience delays on weekdays during daylight hours, there will be no work this Friday, July 3.
It is still important to remember to drive safely when traveling along the park's roads. The roads are narrow and winding. Roads throughout the park can be rough and uneven.
Construction along the road from Nisqually Entrance to Paradise began in May and is expected to continue through the end of July. Work will resume again in early October. Delays of up to 15 minutes at each stop and no more than 30 minutes total through the project can be expected.
The road construction project is needed to address deteriorating road conditions that are due to many factors including abundant precipitation, structural and design deficiencies, large traffic volumes, and normal wear. These improvements will preserve the road's integrity as a popular scenic drive, and provide continued safe access for years to come.