Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation 2017-19

paved roadway next to a lake
Today's U.S. Highway 101 follows the route of the first road around Lake Crescent, built in the early 1920s.

NPS Photo by BMaynes

On July 10, 2017, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration began a project to rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and four miles of East Beach Road. This project will take an estimated three construction seasons to complete and will address safety and long-term maintenance issues.

Project information is updated regularly on this webpage. Follow @OlympicNP on Twitter for additional notifications.

For information in real-time on traffic impacts for Highway 101, check the Washington Department of Transportation Traffic Alert website https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.
 

Second year of three-year project now complete. Road work and traffic delays resume mid-March 2019

Check out the Federal Highways Project Website for more information.

 
New guardrail along Highway 101 at Lake Crescent
First layer of paving completed at Lake Crescent on Highway 101. Guardrail installation will continue in 2019.

Marty Flores/FHWA

 

The work for 2018 included erosion control, subexcavation, milling, and paving.

The final season for the project will begin in mid-March 2019. Major work will include finishing the guardrail installation, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, and striping.

 
 
Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule


November 17, 2018—Mid March 2019
  • No construction. Temporary traffic signals removed.
March 15-31, 2019
  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
  • Limited 4-hour delays (9am-1pm Mondays through Thursdays only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and will be announced in advance.
April 2019—Late May 2019
  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
  • Limited 4-hour delays may be scheduled (9am-1pm Mondays through Thursdays only) and will be announced in advance.
After Memorial Day 2019—late September 2019
  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
 
Good to Know
  • Construction will occur on Highway 101 on weekdays only.
  • Work hours will vary according to season and daylength.
    April 1 - September 23: work may begin two hours after sunrise and must stop two hours before sunset.
  • East Beach Road rehab is complete.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access during scheduled 4-hour and 6-hour delays.

Last updated: November 16, 2018

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600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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