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 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/.
 

Traffic Impacts on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent

The remaining road work for the three-year Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation Project involves restoring the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229.

November 13-15: Expect delays for pilot car during weekday work hours

The work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 is nearing completion. The series of 4-hour delays is now complete. The installation of the recessed reflective markers in the centerline was finished November 12 during the final 4-hour delay. Remaining road work involves completing the final section of guardrail installation and does not require any additional 4-hour delays.

For the rest of the week, drivers should expect delays for a pilot car to lead alternating single-lane traffic through the work zone during weekday work hours.

All temporary traffic signals have been removed.


This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Work for 2019 included completing the guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, sign replacement, and restoring the road width near milepost 229.

Check out the Federal Highways Project Website for more information.


 
 
Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule

Late September - mid November/Project Completion
  • Expect 4-hour delays (9am-1pm Mondays through Thursdays only). During the 4-hour delays, Lake Crescent Lodge will only be accessible from Highway 101 eastbound from Forks. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.
  • Outside of the 4-hour delays, expect delays for alternating single-lane traffic around milepost 229 during weekday work hours. Temporary traffic signals will be in place after work hours to accommodate alternating single-lane traffic in that area.
 
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 12, 2019

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