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 April 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 Construction Schedule

April—Late May 2017, '18 and '19
  • Expect half-hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
  • Limited four-hour delays may be scheduled (9am-1pm only) and will be announced two weeks in advance.
Memorial Day—Labor Day 2017, '18 and '19
  • Expect half-hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
Early September— Mid November 2017, '18 and '19
  • Expect half-hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
  • Limited four-hour delays (9am-1pm only) and six-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am only) may be scheduled and will be announced two weeks in advance.
Mid November—February 2017, '18 and '19
  • No construction anticipated
March 2018 and 2019
  • Expect half-hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.
  • Limited four-hour delays (9am-1pm only) and six-hour overnight delays (10pm-4am 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 will 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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