Resurfacing scheduled to start today on some Olympic National Park roads

Hurricane Ridge Road work starts today while Hurricane Hill Road is set to close Tuesday.

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — An ongoing road repair project in Olympic National Park continues this month, with some traffic impacts expected today in the Hurricane Ridge area.

The pavement repair and improvement project is taking place along roads, parking lots and campgrounds in the northern and eastern sections of the park, according to a news release.

The project is being completed in two phases, with work occurring only on weekdays.

Phase One is nearly complete, with pavement patched and roadway cracks sealed.

Phase Two work includes resurfacing pavement, striping and new signage, and will begin today along the 17-mile long Hurricane Ridge Road.

The road will be reduced to one travel lane while the contractor is working, and flaggers and pilot cars will be onsite to assist with traffic. Delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected.

To accommodate large, heavy equipment, the 1.5 mile Hurricane Hill Road will close to all entry Tuesday and Wednesday.

This road leads from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center to the Hurricane Hill Trailhead.

The Hurricane Ridge Road and visitor center will remain open, though 15-minute delays should be expected.

The park has released the following timeline for the work:

— Today through Friday and on Monday, Aug. 22: Pavement resurfacing along Hurricane Ridge Road and Hurricane Hill Road, including parking lots and roadside pullouts.

— Monday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Aug. 26: Pavement patching and crack sealing along Lake Crescent area roads.

— Tuesday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 26: Resurfacing of Sol Duc Road.

This project is being managed jointly by Olympic National Park and Federal Highway Administration staff.

Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. of Reno, Nev., was awarded a $3.9 million contract by the Federal Highway Administration to complete the project, which will extend the life of asphalt pavement in the Sol Duc, Lake Crescent, Heart O’the Hills and Hurricane Ridge areas.

For current road and travel information, visit http://www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded road and weather hotline at 360-565-3131.

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