Four-hour delays continue around Lake Crescent

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Four-hour delays are scheduled Monday through Thursday on U.S. Highway 101 as it winds around Lake Crescent.

The four-hour delays will continue daily, weather permitting, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until all 20 of the allotted four-hour delays are utilized. There are 16 remaining four-hour delays, said Penny Wagner, Olympic National Park spokeswoman.

Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will be open to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge is located.

Westbound from Port Angeles, it will be open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.

Travelers to and from the western side of the North Olympic Peninsula can use state highways 112 and 113 as an alternate route during the delay.

Outside of the scheduled four-hour delays, drivers should continue to expect up to half-hour delays during weekday work hours. A pilot car will lead traffic through the work zone between milepost 232/East Beach Road and milepost 228/Barnes Point-Lake Crescent Road.

Temporary traffic signals are in operation before and after work hours and on weekends.

Through late September, work hours are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset.

Strider Construction, Inc., of Bellingham is in its second of three seasons of work to rehabilitate 12 miles of the highway around Lake Crescent in a project costing $27.5 million. Construction seasons are from March through mid-November.

The work for 2018 includes erosion control, subexcavation, milling and paving beginning on the eastern end of Lake Crescent and working west.

For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-101delays.

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