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Fall closures make way for improvements on Hurricane Ridge Road and Obstruction Point Road

Obstruction Point Road winds steeply up a mountain face. In the distance the Olympic Mountains rise.
Obstruction Point Road, pictured here, will undergo construction in the fall of 2022.

NPS Photo / E. Goode

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News Release Date: September 1, 2022

Contact: Meagan Huff, Public Information Officer, (360) 409-3737

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – In fall 2022, a road work project at the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park will improve safety and accessibility in this heavily-visited area of the national park. Work will begin on September 6, 2022, and will conclude on October 27, 2022. Obstruction Point Road and part of Hurricane Ridge Road will be closed to the public while work is underway. The last day of summer operations at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center will be Thursday, September 15, 2022.

A $1.7 million contract for this project was awarded to Bruch and Bruch Construction of Port Angeles, Washington. Work will include widening Obstruction Point Road to provide a safe vehicle width. On Hurricane Ridge Road, a reinforced soil slope wall will be installed to secure unstable soils near the road. Electrical and fiber optic lines in the work area will be relocated.

Due to narrow road widths and the types of repairs being conducted, it is not possible to provide public access to these areas during construction. During closures, roads will be closed to all vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

Closures on Obstruction Point Road

  • Location: Obstruction Point Road will close at its junction with Hurricane Ridge Road.
  • Duration: Obstruction Point Road will close on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 7 am and will remain closed for the rest of the 2022 season.

Closures on Hurricane Ridge Road

  • Location: Hurricane Ridge Road will close to the public at the Heart O' the Hills Entrance Station.
  • Duration: Beyond the Heart O' the Hills Entrance Station, Hurricane Ridge Road will be closed September 16 to October 21, 2022.

Nearby Areas

The Heart O' the Hills area, including the Heart O' the Hills Campground, will remain open. 

The Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Wilderness Information Center, located at 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362, will remain open. Learn more here



Last updated: September 1, 2022

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