Vehicles make their way on Hurricane Ridge Road below the Olympic National Park entrance station Thursday. A five-month road-improvement project begins Monday that will cause traffic delays on the popular route to Hurricane Ridge. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Vehicles make their way on Hurricane Ridge Road below the Olympic National Park entrance station Thursday. A five-month road-improvement project begins Monday that will cause traffic delays on the popular route to Hurricane Ridge. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hurricane Ridge Road project begins Monday

PORT ANGELES — A weekday trip to Hurricane Ridge will take a bit longer than normal this year.

Crews on Monday will begin a five-month, $6.9 million project to rehabilitate Hurricane Ridge Road from Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles to Heart O’ the Hills entrance station.

Drivers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions during weekday work hours, Olympic National Park spokeswoman Penny Wagner said.

Flaggers and pilot cars will lead motorists through the construction zone. Temporary traffic signals will be in place for weekend and evening travel.

The federal project will include pavement rehabilitation, culvert installation, guardrail installation, paving and utility work on five miles of Hurricane Ridge Road.

Columbia Pacific Construction, Inc., of Woodland is the main contractor.

“While we recognize the inconvenience of this road construction for park visitors and local residents in the Lake Dawn community, we are looking forward to improved conditions and an extended lifespan for this busy road,” Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum said in a news release.

“We ask the public for their patience and understanding as we complete this project.”

For Hurricane Ridge road and weather updates, phone the Olympic National Park hotline at 360-565-3131.

For information on Olympic National Park, click on www.nps.gov/olym.

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Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at rollikainen@peninsuladailynews.com.

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