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/.


Upcoming 4-Hour Delays

Beginning Monday, October 30 4-hour delays are scheduled daily Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 1pm until the completion of the rock bolting operations. Click on news release link below for more information.

Upcoming 4-Hour Delays News Release

 
4-Hour delay area map at Lake Crescent
Map of 4-hour delay area at Lake Crescent

Map of 4-Hour Delay Area
Beginning October 30: Mondays-Thursdays from 9am to 1pm

<Click on map to enlarge>

 

General Traffic Impacts

Highway 101

Half-hour delays through the project area on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent during weekday work hours.

  • Description of current work:
    • Rock bolting and doweling operations underway, expect delays near MP 229.
    • Culvert work and paving ongoing west of Lake Crescent Road/Barnes Point. Expect short delays for pilot car leading vehicles through several isolated work zones. The pilot cars are coordinated with the traffic from the bolting and doweling area to minimize delays. The delay at the pilot car averages 2-4 minutes. Vehicles leaving Lake Crescent Road may experience a longer wait time.
    • Traffic signals are in place at multiple locations, please use caution.
  • Traveling in the early morning (before 7:00 am) and early evening (after 7:00 pm) may help drivers avoid the half-hour delays. Traffic signals are operating after hours and on weekends, so expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic.

East Beach Road

Paving work is now complete. Guardrail installation on East Beach Rd scheduled for the week of the 23rd. Shoulder rock to be placed in early November. Possible half-hour delays during work operations.

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

 
Lake Crescent Traffic Map 10-3-17
Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Map 10-3-17

General Lake Crescent Area Construction

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Overview of Yearly U.S. Highway 101 Construction Schedule

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 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 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 scheduled to be completed by November 2017. Paving operations are now complete.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access during scheduled 4-hour and 6-hour delays.

Last updated: October 20, 2017

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600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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