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/.


4-hour delays are scheduled daily Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 1pm through December 14.
 
4-Hour Delay Area Map on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent
Map of 4-hour delay area at Lake Crescent

Map of 4-Hour Delay Area
Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 1pm

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Map of Traffic Delays at milepost 229 on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent
Traffic delays at milepost 229 on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent

Traffic Impacts for Rock Bolting Work Before/After 4-Hour Delays

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Half-hour delays during weekday work hours will continue until winter shutdown

  • The construction project is scheduled for winter shutdown by December 22.
    • Traffic signals are operating after work hours and on weekends for the single-lane area at milepost 229, please use caution. Expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic.
  • The contractor anticipates paving the inside lane in the rock wall area on December 14, weather depending.
  • Traveling in the early morning (before 7:00 am) and early evening (after 5:30 pm) may help drivers avoid the half-hour delays.

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Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule

After Labor Day 2017—Mid December 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 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 December 2017—Mid March 2018 and Mid November 2018—Mid March 2019
  • No construction. Road restored to two lanes in rock wall area. Temporary traffic signals removed.
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 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 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.
 
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: December 13, 2017

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