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Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
On Monday, October 12, the Elwha Valley's 4.5 mile Whiskey Bend Road will close to all use for approximately five weeks to allow repairs. The road has been closed to vehicle use since severe storm damage occurred in late 2014.
During the Whiskey Bend Road closure, contractors will stabilize the slope and build a retaining wall to support a 70-foot section of road that was destroyed during a landslide last winter. Because heavy equipment and large trucks will be used to haul equipment and supplies, the road will be closed to foot, bicycle and stock travel during the project.
On Saturday, October 10, the Olympic Hot Springs Road will reopen to its terminus at the Boulder Creek Trailhead. The road has been fully or partially closed since early September to allow construction projects to be carried out safely. Once reopened, the Olympic Hot Springs Road will provide access to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook and the Boulder Creek trailhead.
For more information about visiting Olympic National Park, people may visit the park's website.