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Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
PORT ANGELES, WA: Travelers around Lake Crescent will not encounter any road work for the rest of this week as crews return home for Thanksgiving. Drivers should expect short delays for the traffic signals at the rock wall area around mile post 229 for alternating single-lane traffic.
Road work delays will resume Monday, November 27. The scheduled 4-hour delays occur daily Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and will continue into December until the rock bolting work is completed. These 4-hour delays are anticipated through December 7.
Outside of the scheduled 4-hour delays drivers should continue to expect up to half-hour delays during weekday work hours until rock bolting work is completed and the project shuts down for the winter. Traveling in the morning before 7:00 am and after 7:00 pm may help travelers avoid the half-hour delays.
The rest of the road work on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is finished for the 2017 season with the exception of some clean up and installation of pavement markings around Fairholme Hill for additional safety over the winter period. The current traffic lane in the rock wall area was paved last Friday to repair road damage. The closed traffic lane will be paved prior to the winter shutdown and that section will reopen to two lanes.
There will be no traffic signals during the winter, however, the lanes will be narrower than usual in the rock wall section with a reduced speed limit in that area.
Drivers can find updates and maps of the project area with current project information on the park website at http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.
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