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

Beginning in mid-July 2017, the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration will 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.

Visitors should expect traffic delays during each construction season, as outlined below.

For current information, check the Washington Department of Transportation Traffic Alert website https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/ or follow @OlympicNP on Twitter.
 
 
Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule

Mid-July 2017—Labor Day 2017
  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
After Labor Day 2017—Mid-November 2017
  • 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 only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and will be announced two weeks in advance.
Mid-November 2017—Mid-March 2018 and Mid November 2018—Mid March 2019
  • No construction
March 15-31, 2018 and 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 only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and will be announced two weeks in advance.
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 only) and will be announced two weeks 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 only) and 6-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and will be announced two weeks in advance.
 
Good to Know
  • Construction will occur on weekdays only. No weekend or holiday work.
  • 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 scheduled to be completed by November 2017. The road will close to through traffic for a single two-week period between August 1 and October 31. Resident and business access will be available.
  • Emergency vehicles will have immediate access when needed throughout the project.

Last updated: May 17, 2017

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Port Angeles, WA 98362

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