Four-hour delays set for Lake Crescent postponed

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Four-hour delays originally set for this week on U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent have been delayed for one or two weeks, Olympic National Park announced.

The work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 is anticipated to begin the week of Sept. 30 or Oct. 7, said Penny Wagner, park spokeswoman.

Once the start date is confirmed by the Federal Highway Administration and the contractor, a press release will be issued, she said.

The four-hour delays will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Guardrail replacement and final paving in the short section of road in front of the rock wall also will be completed after the restoration.

This week, drivers should expect delays around milepost 229 for alternating single-lane traffic during weekday work hours. Traffic signals may also be in use on weekends as needed.

The three-year highway rehabilitation of 12 miles of highway around the lake is almost finished.

Strider Construction Inc. of Bellingham is the contractor for the $27.5 million project.

The project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

For project updates, see www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm.

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