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/.
 
Map of Lake Crescent area construction. Half hour delays at mile marker 229. East Beach Road closed to through traffic west of Log Cabin Resort August 14-25. Spruce Railroad Lyre River Trailhead access via SR 112 to Joyce/Piedmont Road August 14-25.

Current Lake Crescent Area Construction and Access Information

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Traffic Impacts Update:

Lake Crescent-Highway 101

Half-hour delays begin during weekday work hours. Expect short delays after-hours and on weekends to accommodate alternating single-lane traffic.

  • Description of work: Rock scaling work began August 7. When rock scaling is underway, both lanes are stopped. Any debris that has fallen on the roadway over the containment system/barriers will then be cleared with equipment. When the roadway is clear, the flaggers will send traffic from one direction, followed by the other. Travelers should expect half-hour delays.
  • Traveling in the early morning (before 8 am) and early evening (after 6:30 pm) can help you avoid the half-hour delays. Work hours during the summer can begin 2 hours after sunrise and must end two hours before sunset.
Construction will occur on weekdays only. No weekend or holiday work.

East Beach Road

August 14 through August 25: The Log Cabin Creek culvert replacement work will close East Beach Road to through traffic just west of Log Cabin Resort. Work is scheduled to be completed on the culvert by the end of work hours August 25. Access during this time is as follows:
  • Log Cabin Resort will remain open and accessible via Highway 101 to East Beach Road.
  • The Spruce Railroad Trail Lyre River Trailhead will be accessible via SR 112 to Joyce/Piedmont Road.

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Visitors should expect traffic delays during each construction season, as outlined below.
 
 
Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule

July 31, 2017—Labor Day 2017
  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours and on weekends to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
After Labor Day 2017—Mid-November 2017
  • Expect half-hour delays during weekday work hours, with potential 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 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 Mondays through Thursdays 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 Mondays through Thursdays 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 Mondays through Thursdays 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 Highway 101 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 is scheduled to close to through traffic beginning August 7 through August 18 for the Log Cabin Creek culvert replacement. Resident and business access will be available. Refer to East Beach Road update above.
  • Emergency vehicles will have immediate access during scheduled 4-hour and 6-hour delays.

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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