OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Park officials have announced that no roadwork will take place on U.S. Highway 101 at Lake Crescent today through Sunday.
Four-hour delays for roadwork had previously been planned for today and Thursday. The last four-hour closure this week took place Tuesday.
The only traffic delays for the remainder of this week will be at the traffic signals for alternating single-lane traffic in the project work zone, said Penny Wagner, Olympic National Park spokesperson.
“The crew finished all of the concrete pours and need to allow the necessary time for the concrete to cure and achieve the required strength,” Wagner said of the reason for the cancellation.
The work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 on the highway around the lake will continue next week with four-hour delays.
The delays will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 7. That schedule will be followed until the closures are no longer needed, according to the park.
Outside of the four-hour delays, drivers should expect shorter delays around milepost 229 for alternating single-lane traffic led by a pilot car during weekday work hours.
Concrete barriers are in place to reduce the work zone to one lane and temporary traffic signals are set up to control alternating single-lane traffic before/after work hours and on weekends, said Wagner.
During these four-hour periods, Highway 101 eastbound from Forks will be open to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge is located. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.
Travelers to and from the West End of the Peninsula can use state Highway 112/113 as an alternate route during the delays.
This is the last work in the three-year, $27.5 million Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation Project by contractor Strider Construction.
The project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.