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 Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Underway

The work for 2018 includes erosion control, subexcavation, milling, and paving beginning on the eastern end of Lake Crescent and working west.

When planning to drive around Lake Crescent, here are 3 important reminders:

  • Expect up to half-hour delays Monday-Friday during work hours and slower travel through the construction zone. Expect short delays for temporary traffic signals after work hours and on weekends.

  • Work hours will vary according to season and daylength. From April 2-September 21, road work is restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset.

  • Work will occur on weekdays only and will not be scheduled on holidays or weekends.

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Map of road work delays at Lake Crescent
Current map of Lake Crescent-Hwy 101 Rehab Project work zone and traffic impacts

April 23 - April 27

Daily 4-hour delays resume April 23: Monday-Thursday

In order to complete necessary subexcavation and deep patching, the contractor has scheduled a series of 4-hour daytime delays. These longer delays are not permitted during the busy summer season between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Daily 4-hour delays Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm will resume April 23 and last into mid-May.

  • The 4-hour delays will continue daily, weather permitting, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm until all 20 of the allotted four-hour delays are utilized. (As of April 13, there are 12 remaining 4-hour delays)

  • During the 4-hour delays, Hwy 101 eastbound from Forks will be open to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge is located. Hwy 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road. Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use SR 112/113 as an alternate route during the delay.

  • Outside of the scheduled 4-hour delays drivers should continue to expect up to half-hour delays during Monday-Friday during work hours. A pilot car will lead traffic through the single-lane work zone between milepost 232/East Beach Road and milepost 228/Barnes Point-Lake Crescent Road. Crews are also working west of Barnes Point so drivers should expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic. Please watch for flaggers and expect heavy truck traffic through the construction zone.

Temporary traffic signals are in operation before and after work hours and on weekends.

 
 
Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule

April 2018—Late May 2018 and 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 2018—Early September 2018 and 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.
Early September 2018—Mid November 2018 and September 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.
Mid November 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.
 
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: April 20, 2018

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