Highway 101 work going on at Lake Crescent. Hurricane Ridge tunnel repairs next week
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A car makes its way through the third of three tunnels on the way up Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park.

By Peninsula Daily News staff

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Delays of up to 20 minutes are likely on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent west of Port Angeles while state Department of Transportation crews perform repairs and maintenance.

The work began Wednesday and is expected to continue through the end of September, according to Rainey McKenna, Olympic National Park spokeswoman.

Work is only between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays, she said. No holiday or weekend work is scheduled. 

Scheduled work includes chip-seal and asphalt patching along a 12-mile section of the highway on the south side of Lake Crescent, as well as a full-width asphalt overlay on one 400-foot section.

The highway will remain open throughout the work period, with one lane of traffic through work zones.

Flaggers will guide motorists through the active construction areas. 

Hurricane Ridge tunnel repairs
                                      
Work to rehabilitate three tunnels on ONP's Hurricane Ridge Road will begin Monday, Aug. 26.

Motorists should expect one-lane of traffic and delays of up to 20 - 30 minutes on weekdays through Oct. 22.
 
MJ Hughs, based in Vancouver, Wash., is the contractor for the $379,000 project.

Scheduled work includes repairs and maintenance to the tunnels' interior concrete liners and exterior portals, removal of vegetation and loose rock above the portals, application of concrete sealant, and a new coat of reflective interior paint to provide improved visibility and safer conditions for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.   
 
Hurricane Ridge Road will remain open throughout the work period, but traffic will be restricted to one lane through work zones to accommodate construction equipment and provide for public safety.
  
Preparatory work will begin Aug. 26 and delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected through Aug. 30.

Rehabilitation work is scheduled to begin Sept. 3 and continue through Oct. 22.

Delays of up to 30 minutes should be expected during construction. Work will only occur weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.; no holiday or weekend work is scheduled. 
 
Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park's recorded information line at 360-565-3131 or online: http://nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.


 

Last modified: August 22. 2013 10:05PM
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