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Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
PORT ANGELES, WA: Work on the Lake Crescent Highway 101 project is officially shutdown for the winter. Travelers around Lake Crescent will not encounter any road work, traffic lights or delays associated with the project until it resumes in mid-March.
“Thank you to all of the crew members involved in this project for your commitment to safety,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “The hard work of the team on the rock wall, the road crew, and the flaggers made the first year of this project a success.”
The rock scaling and bolting work is now complete. Both lanes in the rock wall area were paved to repair road damage and that section is restored to two lanes. There are no traffic signals in place, however, the lanes in that section around milepost 229 will be narrower than usual until further road work is completed. A reduced speed limit is in effect in that area and road signs warn drivers of the narrow lanes.
Drivers can find updates and maps of the project area with current information on the park website at http://go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project. The Federal Highway Administration webpage for this project can be found at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/.
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