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Official Sites - source of much of the information here

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Alerts and Notices Road and Trail Conditions

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest - Current Conditions

Olympic National Forest - new Current Conditions page is now available

Olympic National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-565-3131

Mt Rainier National Park - Current Road Conditions hotline 360-569-2211 press 2 then (2 for current road conditions or 3 for anticipated opening/construction projects)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Alerts & Notices

Washington State DOT - Mountain Passes

Naches Ranger District  -  Conditions

Wenatchee River Ranger District - Conditions
In general, post in alphabetical order by common road name within each section unless there are more natural geographical groupings (e.g. North Fork XXX, South Fork XXX)

Mount Rainier

Corral Pass (FS 7174) ?

Chinook Pass (SR 410) website

Mowich Lake Road (SR 165) Mowich Lake, Spray Park, Echo/Observation Rock

Snow free to the Paul Peak trailhead gate, snow-covered the rest of the way to Mowich.  Limited parking at the trailhead due to snow and deep wheel ruts. (4-5-2014)

Stevens Canyon Road per MRNP website and Road signs:
Grand Park back door (06/19/2014) - 73 Huckleberry Creek is OPEN Watch for logging trucks. Will be CLOSED JULY 2 from 6 am - 5 pm

I-90

Talapus (9030), Mason Lake (9031)?
As of late November 20, 2015 Road 9030 off I-90 to Ira Spring trailhead (Mason Lake) has a partially downed tree which your vehicle will probably fit under just after the beginning of the unpaved section. 9030 was partially blocked by a downed tree just beyond the junction with road 9031 but someone drove past it. Road 9031 (Talapus Lake TH) has been cleared to trailhead - thanks to the man in black who did the work manually with an Axe! Any further updates appreciated.

Tinkham (55), Garcia (9020) ?

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 56) Mailbox TH, Taylor River TH, Dingford Creek TH, Goldmyer Hot Springs

05/01/2019 Road is open to the gate at Dingford Creek trailhead. Paving is complete to the Taylor River bridge as of October, 2017. The Taylor River trailhead road washed out just past the junction and is blocked by jersey barriers.  The Middle Fork road from Taylor bridge to Dingford has numerous large and deep potholes, several small and two significant stream crossing dips. All are passable by vehicles with good clearance.  The Goldmyer Facebook page often has updated conditions for snow levels in winter.

North Fork Snoqualmie Road (FS 57) Bare, Dog, Goat, Phelps, ...
10/01/2014 A $75 permit is required to access Hancock Timber lands along the North Fork road. The road is public and you can drive through Hancock lands to reach FS areas for free, but you can't park and climb Fuller or visit other attractions on their land without the permit. There was active logging on the North Fork in 2014 so the road has been graded and was in better shape than usual most of the summer.
05/01/2016 The USFS has blocked the road at the junction of the road heading up Lennox Creek. This adds about 3 miles of road walking to get to the Bare Mountain trailhead or other destinations up Lennox Creek

Rocky Run (FS 4832) (no date?)
Construction along I-90 has a stretch just past the Rocky Run bridge extra bumpy but passable to sedans.  The spur (136 per Google Maps) to the backdoor TH is extra brushy but save for a nasty water channel right at the beginning and some moderate rutting about halfway in is still more or less drivable.  Extra clearance would be good, don't take a car you don't want to add pinstripes to.

Teanaway

North Fork Teanaway road (9737) (5.3.2014, Opus) Driveable to nearly 4.5 miles past end of pavement, just beyond Johnson Medra trailhead.  Potholes in the first 2 miles, better road after.

Teanaway Middle Fork (NFD 113)

Jack Creek Road (9738) Snow-free to 4,400ft (5/12/2018)

Stafford Creek Road 9703 (5.17.2014, Opus) Snow free to the Miller Creek trailhead at the end.  Rough in places.

Beverly turnpike road (1391) (5.3.2014, Opus) Appeared snow free from main road

Jungle Creek (FS 9701) Teanaway Butte, Way Creek trail, Jungle Creek trail

6/19/11 (still true?) There is a "Road Closed" barrier 1.5 miles from the Twenty Nine Pines turn off. The problem is a partially washed out culvert but the road is still passable to a high clearance vehicle and in good condition from there all the way to Liar's Prairie.

6/12/16 There is a "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the road. If there was a wash-out at 1.5mi, it has been repaired. Would need a high clearance vehicle with AWD to continue past the bumps and mud puddles at 1.7 miles.


6/3/11 Cle Elum Trails - road closures - the following Roads on the Cle Elum Ranger District are CLOSED due to ROAD DAMAGE
  • Taneum - Manastash Area
    • FSR 3350 - South Cle Elum Ridge Road closed at mp 1.6 to junction with Road 3350-119. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 33 - Taneum Road - Closed mp 3.9, Taneum Guard Station to Road 3350-119 Junction.
    • FSR 3100 - Manastash Road - Closed mp 1.6, Manastash Sno-Park to Road 3111 Junction. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3120 near 3100 Junction. Damage reported. It is unlikely that this road will open to public travel in 2011.
    • FSR 3100 near Buck Meadows. Damage reported
    • FSR 4517-117 - Granite Creek Road. Damage reported
  • Cle Elum Valley - FSR 4308 - French Cabin at 120 Junction.
  • Swauk and Liberty FSR 9707 - Pole Patch Road - two areas - First near spur 115, the second is near 4WD319.
  • Red Top Road FSR 9702 5/18/12 Reported to be open but a large truck was stuck in the snow in the middle of the road.  The road is rough with patchy snow about a mile after the junction with FSR 9738
Teanaway Ridge/Jack Creek (FS 9738) ?

Mountain Loop

Mountain Loop Highway, Open, plowed winter of 2014 for Oso slide and Darrington access.


Green Mtn Road (FS 41) - Tupso Pass, Three Fingers, Closed @ mile 8.6 due to damage to South Fork Canyon Creek bridge.  No time line for repairs.  Approx 10 miles to trail head @ Tupso Pass

FS 4110, Green Mtn., Pot holed..more like craters. 6/4/14

FS 4111, Canyon Lake, Closed at mile 0 due to wash out. 6/4/14

FS 42, Mt Pilchuck, April 20, 2014, both gates open; half-mile of snow before trailhead.

North Fork Sauk Road (FS 49), 7-20-2012, OPEN July 20 2012 yes its true

4096 Bedal Creek  10/27/12 High clearance recommended, brushed out.

Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information

Segelsen Road (FS 18), Call the Darrington Ranger District at 360-436-1155 for current information. www.fs.usda.gov/mbs  Pugh (2095), Closed (seasonal)

Straight Creek Road (FS 27), Snow free to Crystal Lake/Meadow Mtn trail head. Lots of snow at Rat Trap Pass. 5/24/14

Suiattle River Road (FS 26) - Access to Glacier Peak Wilderness, opened Oct. 25, 2014. Also 6-mile spur to Green Mt. trailhead

Tenas Creek Road (FS 2660), Closed @ mile 4 due to washout. 12/7/15

Whitechuck River Road (FS 23), Open

C-Post Mt Higgens access.  April, 2014: Flooded and closed due to Oso slide. Earlier, closed at mile 0.6 due to Illegal garbage dumping.

Highway 2 & Leavenworth

FSR #62 and roads to Persis trailhead - 02/13/2015 Gate reported CLOSED

Sultan Basin Road, ?

Beckler River Road (FS 65), ?

Chiwawa River Road (FS 6200) Phelps Creek TH, Spider Gap, Buck Creek Pass, ?

Icicle Creek Road (FS 7600) - Chatter Creek, 4th of July Creek, Icicle Creek, Snow Lakes In Winter, usually closed to wheeled vehicles past the 8 Mile Road junction.

5/12/14 - Open all the way to the end of the road.

Eight Mile Road (FS 7601) - Enchantments, Colchuck Lake Usually closed in winter to wheeled vehicles.

5/14/17 - Gate is open

North Cascades and Baker, Mt Baker Ranger District

Church Mountain (FR 3040), Open to end in 2015

Welcome Pass (FR 3060), ?

Canyon Creek (FR 31) Repaired and reopened. Nov. 2013

Nooksack Road (FR 34), ?

Deadhorse Road (FR 37), ?

Middle Fork Nooksack (FR 38), ?

Glacier Creek (FR 39), Fall of 2013, Road is fixed and open to Heliotrope Ridge trailhead.

Thompson Creek (FR 3910)

North Cascades Highway (SR 20), closed (April 2014)

Cascade River Road (FR 15), ?

Sibley Creek, Hidden Lake (FR 1540), ?

Illabot Creek Road (FR 16), 3/17/19: can drive with high clearance to 2.0 miles from hwy 530 before road is covered in slushy snow.

Mt. St. Helens
Due to a fire there is no longer a shelter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park.

Forest Road 10 2012. Closed. Mitchell Peak north access - from DNR: "While the forestland is managed by DNR, the only access road to the trailhead—10 Road—cuts across private landownership, and the new landowner has gated and closed access to the road just east of the intersection with the S-1000 Road. DNR does not have a recreation easement for recreation access across this road. DNR land managers are working on a solution.In the meantime, the only access to Mitchell Peak trail is from the North Siouxon Creek Trailhead, in the southern part of the Siouxon Block. The distance from this trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles."

Olympic Peninsula

Olympic National Park - see current road conditions.


Mount Baldy, Maynard Burn, Tyler Peak - FS 2870/120, ?

Mount Ellinor, FR 24 and 2419

07-01-11From the T-intersection near Lake Cushman to the intersection with FR 2419 that heads up to the Mount Ellinor THs, FR 24 has many, deep potholes that are difficult to avoid.  Some deep potholes on FR 2419.

Mount Jupiter Road

05-20-11  Gate not far uphill from the powerline road was open on 05-20-11 and was able to drive all the way to the TH.  Road is very rough with lots of 2-3 inch diameter sharp basalt. HOWEVER, the road is supposed to be closed, as I found out from people who had walked up to the TH.  When I went by the gate there was no sign barring access, but upon exiting I found that someone had turned the sign around so the warning against access was not visible.  Active logging is being done on the north side of Jupiter Ridge, and if you drive in when the gate is open, you risk being stuck inside behind a locked gate when the loggers leave for the day, or, maybe worse, meeting a logging truck on the road

Yakima County/ Naches Ranger District
S. Fork Tieton Road 1000
4/13/17 - Closed due to flood damage.  Closed at intersection of 1050 road, washout is at Mile Post 11, approximately 1 miles before Conrad Meadows. Date of washout to be fixed is by Nov 1 2018 according to the district ranger.  2019 update: FIXED and open.

wildcat 1306 road is closed ~.5 miles below lightning lake as of fall 2013. Repair work eexpected to begin in 2020 according to a forest engineer.



McDaniel Lake/Buck Lake Road No. 1502 closed due to bridge wash-out approximately 1 mile past the junction with road 1500. This cuts off access to road 1509 and 130. The road is supposed to be fixed by Nov 1 2018.

1504 road Rattlesnake closed about 1.5 miles from 1500 road. Unknown estimared repair date. This washout cuts off access to the rattlesnake trailhead.




Mount Hood National Forest


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Joint NPS-WDFW-USFS news release: Agencies to Begin Second Year of Translocating Mountain Goats From the Olympics to the Cascades

Agencies to Begin Second Year of Translocating Mountain Goats From the Olympics to the Cascades


Starting July 8, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin the second two-week round of translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals in all three areas.

This effort is a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS), the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) to re-establish and assist in connecting depleted populations of mountain goats in the Washington Cascades while also removing non-native goats from the Olympic Mountains.  Mountain goats were introduced to the Olympics in the 1920s.

“A project of this magnitude would be impossible without our partner agencies and the expertise and cooperation of hundreds of people,” said Olympic National Park Wildlife Branch Chief Dr. Patti Happe.  “The interagency collaboration and the support from everyone involved is extraordinary.”

Area tribes lending support to the translocation plan in the Cascades include the Lummi, Muckleshoot, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, and Upper Skagit tribes. Volunteers from the Point No Point Treaty Council, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Skokomish Indian Tribe, and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe will also be assisting at the staging areas in the Olympics.

In May 2018, the NPS released the final Mountain Goat Management Plan which outlined the effort to remove mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula. The population of mountain goats at that time was estimated at 725. Both the plan and the associated environmental impact statement were finalized after an extensive public review process which began in 2014.

The first two-week capture period in September 2018 removed 115 mountain goats from the population in the park. An additional two-week period is planned for this year beginning August 19 through 30.

“Mountain goat relocation will allow these animals to reoccupy historical range areas in the Cascades and increase population viability,” said Jesse Plumage, USFS Wildlife Biologist.

While some mountain goat populations in the north Cascades have recovered since the 1990s, the species is still absent from many areas of its historic range.

Aerial capture operations will be conducted through a contract with Leading Edge Aviation, a private company that specializes in the capture and transport of wild animals. The helicopter crew will use immobilizing darts and net guns to capture mountain goats and transport them in specially made slings to the staging areas.

While capture operations will be conducted throughout the park and national forest for both two-week periods, a few locations that are known to have a high number of mountain goats will be areas of focus for the capture crew. On the first two days of the capture period, the emphasis will be on the Klahhane Ridge and Appleton Pass areas. The Seven Lakes Basin area and the Lake of the Angels area in the southeast have a high number of mountain goats that the capture crew will be working to remove.  In August, Mount Ellinor in Olympic National Forest will be an area of focus.

This year there will be two staging areas for each two-week period.  For July and August, one staging area will be located on Hurricane Hill Road beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Olympic National Park. The other staging area will be located in Olympic National Forest in the Hamma Hamma area in July and switch to the Mt. Ellinor area in August. The staging areas will be closed to public access.

The animals will be cared for by veterinarians before WDFW wildlife managers transport them to staging areas in the north Cascades for release. To maximize success, goats will be airlifted in their crates by helicopter directly to alpine habitats that have been selected for appropriate characteristics.

WDFW plans to release the mountain goats at six sites in the Cascades in July. Three of the release sites will be staged from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS). These release sites include the Chikamin area on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Preacher Mountain on the MBS, and Hardscrabble Ridge on an inholding owned by Forterra. Two release areas are near mountain peaks south of the town of Darrington on the Darrington District of the MBS. The other is near Mt. Index on the Skykomish Ranger District of the MBS.

Mountain goats follow and approach hikers because they are attracted to the salt from their sweat, urine, and food. That behavior is less likely in the north Cascades where visitors are more widely distributed than those at Olympic National Park, said Dr. Rich Harris, a WDFW wildlife manager who specializes in mountain goats.

“In addition, the north Cascades has natural salt licks, while the Olympic Peninsula has virtually none,” Harris said. “We’d expect salt hunger to be lower in goats that have natural sources available to them.”

Trail Impacts and Road Closures

Hurricane Hill Road, beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center parking lot, will be closed to all access during both operational periods. Hurricane Hill Road will remain open up to Picnic Area A on July 5 and July 6 during the setup of the staging area. The road will then be closed completely beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center from July 7 through 20 for mobilization, capture operations, and demobilization. This closure includes the Hurricane Hill Trail, Little River Trail, and Wolf Creek Trail. The Klahhane Ridge area will close temporarily on July 8 and 9 for visitor and employee safety during capture operations. The area of Seven Lakes Basin/High Divide/ Heart Lake/ Hoh Lake/ to Cat Basin will be closed to hiking and overnight camping July 7 through 11. The area of Lake of the Angels, accessed from Putvin Trail #813 off Forest Road 25 in Olympic National Forest, will be closed at mile 3 at the park boundary from July 9 through July 18.

For the July release operations on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, land adjacent to the roadway at the junctions of Forest Service Roads 49 and 4920 will be closed from July 9 through July 21, 2019.

For the August capture operations, the Mount Ellinor trails system and Forest Road 2419 to Mount Ellinor, as well as Forest Road 2464 leading to Forest Road 2419, will be closed to the public starting the evening of August 18 until the morning of August 30.

For more information about mountain goats in Washington State, see WDFW’s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/mountain_goats.html.

For more information and updates on the project, visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/mountain-goat-capture-and-translocation.htm.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Staircase Road and Campground to Close Temporarily for Final Striping


Hoodsport, WA:  Staircase Road and Campground will close temporarily Sunday, June 30 at 5:00 pm and reopen by the end of the day Monday, July 1 to complete striping on the road, campground, and overflow parking area. This will complete the road rehabilitation project that began in late March. This work is weather dependent and may not require the full day on Monday.

The road rehabilitation project is a partnership between the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration. The $1.3 million contract was awarded to Washington State contractor Conway Construction Company, Inc. of Vancouver, WA.

The contract included pavement rehabilitation, culvert replacement, paving of the overflow parking area, chip sealing the campground, sign replacement, conduit installation, and striping.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym and call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.

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Went down the sunrise mine road yesterday, it's open to the TH and in good shape.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Traffic Alert: Daily 2-Hour Delay for Permanent Striping Scheduled on July 15, 16 & 17


PORT ANGELES, WA: A daily two-hour delay on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is scheduled for July 15, 16 and 17 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. These delays are necessary for the final centerline striping of the new road surface. This work is weather dependent and will be postponed to July 22-24 if necessary.

During the striping process, workers will be in the roadway removing the temporary reflective tabs from the centerline. The delay allows this work to be completed safely.

Outside of the two-hour delays, drivers should continue to expect the normal half-hour delays during weekday work hours. The fog line striping will be achieved within the normal half-hour delays with a pilot car guiding traffic.

During the two-hour delay:

· On July 15 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Barnes Point area/Lake Crescent Lodge will only be accessible from Highway 101 eastbound from Forks. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.

· On July 16 and 17 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Barnes Point area/Lake Crescent Lodge will be accessible from Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles.

. On July 17 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Fairholme Campground and Camp David Jr. Road will not be accessible.

The Fairholme Hill area will be striped on July 18 using half-hour delays and a pilot car guiding traffic.

To avoid the two-hour delays, travelers should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 11:00 pm.  Access for emergency vehicles during the two-hour delay will be coordinated using established communication procedures with the traffic control supervisor.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delay. For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Work for 2019 included completing the guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, sign replacement, and  restoring the road width near milepost 229.

To avoid excessive impacts on summer traffic, the work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 will begin after Labor Day. The work will require 4-hour delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday beginning September 3. Final paving in the short section of road in front of the rock wall will also be completed at that time.

Drivers can find updates with current project information and alerts on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Traffic Alert: Daily 2-Hour Delay for Permanent Striping Postponed to July 22, 23 & 24 Due To Weather


PORT ANGELES, WA: Due to weather impacts on the completion of paving, the daily two-hour delay on Highway 101 planned for next week at Lake Crescent is now scheduled for July 22, 23 and 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. These delays are necessary for the final centerline striping of the new road surface. This work is weather dependent and will be postponed to July 29-31 if necessary.

During the striping process, workers will be in the roadway removing the temporary reflective tabs from the centerline. The delay allows this work to be completed safely.  Outside of the two-hour delays, drivers should continue to expect the normal half-hour delays during weekday work hours. The fog line striping will be achieved within the normal half-hour delays with a pilot car guiding traffic.

During the two-hour delay:

On July 22 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Lake Crescent Lodge will only be accessible from Highway 101 eastbound from Forks. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.

On July 23 and 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Lake Crescent Lodge will be accessible from Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles.

On July 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Fairholme Campground and Camp David Jr. Road will not be accessible.

The Fairholme Hill area will be striped on July 25 using half-hour delays and a pilot car guiding traffic.

To avoid the two-hour delays, travelers should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 11:00 pm.  Access for emergency vehicles during the two-hour delay will be coordinated using established communication procedures with the traffic control supervisor.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delay. For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Work for 2019 included completing the guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, sign replacement, and  restoring the road width near milepost 229.

To avoid excessive impacts on summer traffic, the work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 will begin after Labor Day. The work will require 4-hour delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday beginning September 3. Final paving in the short section of road in front of the rock wall will also be completed after the restoration.

Drivers can find updates with current project information and alerts on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Traffic Alert UPDATE: Daily 2-Hour Delay for Permanent Striping Moved to July 23, 24 & 25


PORT ANGELES, WA: The daily two-hour delay on Highway 101 planned for next week at Lake Crescent will now begin Tuesday instead of Monday. Drivers should plan for the two-hour delay July 23, 24 and 25 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  These delays are necessary for the final centerline striping of the new road surface. This work is weather dependent and will be postponed to July 29-31 if necessary.

During the striping process, workers will be in the roadway removing the temporary reflective tabs from the centerline. The delay allows this work to be completed safely.  Outside of the two-hour delays, drivers should continue to expect the normal half-hour delays during weekday work hours. The fog line striping will be achieved within the normal half-hour delays with a pilot car guiding traffic.

During the two-hour delay:

On July 23 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Lake Crescent Lodge will only be accessible from Highway 101 eastbound from Forks. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.
On July 24 and 25 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Lake Crescent Lodge will be accessible from Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles.
On July 25 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Fairholme Campground and Camp David Jr. Road will not be accessible.

The Fairholme Hill area will be striped on July 26 using half-hour delays and a pilot car guiding traffic.

To avoid the two-hour delays, travelers should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 11:00 pm.

Access for emergency vehicles during the two-hour delay will be coordinated using established communication procedures with the traffic control supervisor.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delay. For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Work for 2019 included completing the guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, sign replacement, and  restoring the road width near milepost 229.

To avoid excessive impacts on summer traffic, the work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 will begin after Labor Day. The work will require 4-hour delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday beginning September 3. Final paving in the short section of road in front of the rock wall will also be completed after the restoration.

Drivers can find updates with current project information and alerts on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Road Repairs Scheduled for Graves Creek Road in Quinault Valley Beginning September 3


The Olympic National Park road crew is scheduled to begin repairs to three washouts on the Quinault Valley’s Graves Creek Road on Tuesday, September 3. The Graves Creek Road sustained damage during the last two years of winter storms. While the Graves Creek Road is closed, there will be no vehicle access to the Graves Creek Trailhead and Graves Creek Campground.

To provide for public safety during the first repair, the road will be completely closed to all entry, including foot, bicycle and stock access, at the intersection of the Quinault North and Shore roads. The first repair is anticipated to last one week. During this time, access to Enchanted Valley will be available from trailheads on the park’s east side.

After the first of three repairs is complete the road will be accessible by foot, bicycle and stock access for the remainder of the work. Parking is limited.

For visitor and employee safety, visitors must ensure they have the attention and permission of the road crew prior to passing through the work zone.

For the final washout repair, the road closure is expected to move from the intersection of the North and South Shore roads to approximately milepost 4. This move of the closure is anticipated for the last week of work. Parking is limited.

The entire repair project and closure to vehicles is anticipated to last four weeks, with the road scheduled to reopen to all access in early October.

Graves Creek Road is a six-mile long gravel road that runs from the intersection of the North and South Shore roads to the Graves Creek Trailhead and these repairs are critical to maintaining vehicle access to the area.

The road repairs involve the placement of large logs along the length of the embankments, with the logs’ rootwads facing into the stream to encourage the development of fish habitat. Rock ballast will be placed to secure the logs and prevent buoyancy, and the gravel road will then be rebuilt overtop the logs. The logs for this project were salvaged from previous projects in the park.

The cost for the road repair project is $140,000 and is funded through the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) of the Federal Highway Administration. The FLTP funds projects that improve access within Federal lands (national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national recreation areas, and other Federal public lands) on transportation facilities in the national Federal Lands transportation inventory, and owned and maintained by the Federal government.

For information about visiting Olympic National Park, visitors should consult the park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym

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Friday August 9 17:32 PDT

Olympic NP News Release

Cleanup Underway for Lake Crescent-Highway 101 Project


PORT ANGELES, WA: Crews will be finishing clean up work throughout the 12-mile work zone next week but will not require traffic delays.  The remaining project work will begin in mid-September and involves restoring the roadway width in front of the rock wall near milepost 229.

The work was delayed to avoid impacts on summer traffic because it requires four-hour delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Mondays through Thursdays. Outside the four-hour delays, drivers should expect flaggers and delays for alternating single-lane traffic. Temporary traffic signals will be in place after work hours and on weekends.

This work is currently expected to begin the week of September 9 or September 16 and last four to six weeks. The public will be notified as soon as the contractor’s start date is confirmed.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delays. For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Completed work for 2019 includes guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, and sign replacement.

Drivers can find updates with current project information and alerts on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road.

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I updated that the S. Fork Tieton road to Conrad Meadows has been fixed and reopened.
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Olympic National Park News Release

Switchback Trailhead Culvert Repair Scheduled for Hurricane Ridge Road


Repairs to the Switchback Trailhead culvert at mile 14.5 on Hurricane Ridge Road are scheduled to begin during the week of September 16. Visitors should expect short traffic delays of less than five minutes for alternating single-lane traffic during weekday work hours.  For visitor and worker safety, Switchback Trailhead and parking area will be closed for the duration of the repairs. The trailhead parking area will be used as the staging area for equipment and materials for the project. The entire repair project and trailhead closure is anticipated to last four weeks.

The initial failure of the Switchback Trailhead culvert occurred in fall 2017 on the day before Thanksgiving. Park road crew completed an emergency repair over the holiday which prevented the road from being undercut and ultimately prevented the loss of access to Hurricane Ridge until repairs could have been made in the summer.

The 48” culvert is located in a very active drainage and avalanche chute at an elevation where precipitation and the freezing and melting of snow sends high volumes of water, rock, and debris from a large watershed downslope to the culvert.

The contract, funded through the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) of the Federal Highway Administration, was awarded to Verdis of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The FLTP funds projects that improve access within Federal lands (national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national recreation areas, and other Federal public lands) on transportation facilities in the national Federal Lands transportation inventory, and owned and maintained by the Federal government.

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

For information about visiting Olympic National Park, visitors should consult the park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym.

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Olympic National Park News Release

Graves Creek Road in Quinault Valley Reopened to Vehicle Access

The Olympic National Park road crew completed repairs to three washouts on the Quinault Valley’s Graves Creek Road. The road is now open to vehicle access.

The road repairs involved the placement of large logs along the length of the embankments, with the rootwads facing into the stream to encourage the development of fish habitat. Rock ballast was placed to secure the logs and prevent buoyancy. The gravel road was rebuilt overtop the logs which were salvaged from previous projects in the park.

Graves Creek Road is a six-mile long gravel road that runs from the intersection of the North and South Shore roads to the Graves Creek Trailhead. The road sustained damage during the last two years of winter storms and the repairs were critical to maintaining vehicle access to the area.

The cost for the road repair project was $140,000 and was funded through the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) of the Federal Highway Administration. The FLTP funds projects that improve access within federal lands (national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national recreation areas, and other federal public lands) on transportation facilities in the national Federal Lands transportation inventory, and owned and maintained by the federal government.

For information about visiting Olympic National Park, visitors should consult the park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym.
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Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Update: Work Zone Set Up To Begin 9/30 with 4-hour Delays Expected to Start 10/7

PORT ANGELES, WA: Drivers should plan for short delays for alternating single-lane traffic the week of September 30 as Strider Construction will begin to mobilize equipment and set up traffic control devices to resume road work. The remaining road work for the three-year Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation Project involves restoring the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229. The work will require traffic delays for alternating single-lane traffic as well as a series of four-hour delays set to begin October 7.

The four-hour delays will follow a set schedule Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm until no longer needed. 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 should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 1:00 pm.

To stay up-to-date with current project information and traffic alerts visit the project webpage on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.

Outside of the four-hour delays, drivers should expect delays for alternating single-lane traffic Monday through Friday during work hours. After work hours and on weekends expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals at the rock wall area.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delays. Drivers should be cautious of bicycle traffic on State Route 112 because it is a Scenic Byway and a popular route for bicycle touring.

The roadway restoration work is anticipated to last four to six weeks.

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

For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Completed work for 2019 includes guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, and sign replacement. The work to restore the roadway width near milepost 229 was delayed until after the summer season to avoid impacts on summer traffic because it requires four-hour delays.

The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road.
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Oly National Park also noted Graves Creek campground is now open.
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Olympic National Park News Release

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Update: Work Zone Set Up To Begin 9/30 with 4-hour Delays Expected to Start 10/7


PORT ANGELES, WA:  Drivers should plan for short delays for alternating single-lane traffic the week of September 30 as Strider Construction will begin to mobilize equipment and set up traffic control devices to resume road work. The remaining road work for the three-year Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation Project involves restoring the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229. The work will require traffic delays for alternating single-lane traffic as well as a series of four-hour delays set to begin October 7.

The four-hour delays will follow a set schedule Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm until no longer needed. 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 should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 1:00 pm.

To stay up-to-date with current project information and traffic alerts visit the project webpage on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project.

Outside of the four-hour delays, drivers should expect delays for alternating single-lane traffic Monday through Friday during work hours. After work hours and on weekends expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals at the rock wall area.

Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delays. Drivers should be cautious of bicycle traffic on State Route 112 because it is a Scenic Byway and a popular route for bicycle touring.

The roadway restoration work is anticipated to last four to six weeks.

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

For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.

This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Completed work for 2019 includes guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, and sign replacement. The work to restore the roadway width near milepost 229 was delayed until after the summer season to avoid impacts on summer traffic because it requires four-hour delays.

The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road.

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Friday September 27, 2019 12:33 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release

Graves Creek Road in Quinault Valley Reopened to Vehicle Access


The Olympic National Park road crew completed repairs to three washouts on the Quinault Valley’s Graves Creek Road. The road is now open to vehicle access.

The road repairs involved the placement of large logs along the length of the embankments, with the rootwads facing into the stream to encourage the development of fish habitat. Rock ballast was placed to secure the logs and prevent buoyancy. The gravel road was rebuilt overtop the logs which were salvaged from previous projects in the park.

Graves Creek Road is a six-mile long gravel road that runs from the intersection of the North and South Shore roads to the Graves Creek Trailhead. The road sustained damage during the last two years of winter storms and the repairs were critical to maintaining vehicle access to the area.

The cost for the road repair project was $140,000 and was funded through the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP) of the Federal Highway Administration. The FLTP funds projects that improve access within federal lands (national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national recreation areas, and other federal public lands) on transportation facilities in the national Federal Lands transportation inventory, and owned and maintained by the federal government.

For information about visiting Olympic National Park, visitors should consult the park website at http://www.nps.gov/olym.

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Index Galena update

August 2019 Update

Washington State Superior Court is currently reviewing an appealed decision by the Shorelines Hearing Board regarding the county shoreline permit. The shoreline permit was appealed to the Shorelines Hearing Board in October 2018. The hearing board issued their decision to deny the appeal in June 2019.
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