Hurricane Ridge Road contract awarded

By Paige Dickerson, Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKó A $12.7 million contract to repair 12 miles of Hurricane Ridge Road has been awarded to Lakeside Industries of Port Angeles.

The contract, which was awarded on Thursday, involves a two-year renovation of a five-mile portion of the road, a written statement from the Federal Highway Administration said.

The total cost of the contract is $12,722,343, the federal agency said.

Repairs of three portions of the road that were damaged during a Dec. 3 storm will be folded into the contract, but that portion of the contract has not been negotiated yet, Olympic National Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said.

Maynes said she did not know when construction would begin.

"That is very, very weather dependent," she said.

The road will be accessible to drivers throughout construction.

The contract calls for a maximum of 20-minute delays, and that at least one lane of traffic must be open during the entire period of construction, Maynes said.

"There may be some times where they are replacing a culvert or something that will go across the whole road, but those closures will be short and must be approved by the park.

"We are doing everything we can to minimize the impact."

Scheduling
No work will be done on weekends from June through August, Maynes said.

Originally, the entire road was slated for rehabilitation, but funding allows repair only on a portion of the road, Maynes said.

"The work will be done from Heart O' The Hills up to the top of the ridge," she said.

A detailed traffic management plan is also in the works, she said.

During the construction, bicycles will not be allowed on the road, Maynes said.

"It is a safety issue," she said.

"There will be portions of the road with no pavement or gravel, and there will be heavy machinery which obviously have limited visibility."

The road was built in the late 1950s and was last resurfaced in the early 1980s.

The environmental assessment was completed in 2004.

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Reporter Paige Dickerson can be reached at 360-417-3535 or paige.dickerson@peninsuladailynews.com.

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