Delays expected around Lake Crescent

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Guardrail installation will continue on the west end of U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent this week.

Drivers can expect delays of up to a half-hour during weekday work hours.

General work hours this week will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, traffic delays may begin earlier than 8 a.m. for setup or run later than 5:30 p.m. for shutdown.

After Sunday, work is no longer restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset, said Penny Wagner, Olympic National Park spokeswoman.

Also, crews will clean ditches and stripe fog lines on East Beach Road and throughout the 12 miles of the project to rehabilitate 12 miles of the highway around Lake Crescent.

Work is complete on the mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) wall near milepost 223.

Paving is complete for the 2018 construction season.

Strider Construction Inc. of Bellingham is in its second of three seasons of work in a project costing $27.5 million.

Construction seasons are from March through mid-November.

For more information, see tinyurl.com/PDN-lakecrescentrehab.

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