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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

04/01/2017 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 just past the junction, but is passable by very high clearance 4WD.  The Middle Fork road from Taylor bridge to Dingford has numerous large and deep potholes, several small and two significant washouts from the 2015 fall storms.  All are passable by vehicles with good clearance.  See the WFLHD paving project site for construction info. 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), June 2014, Road cleared to at least Illabot Creek bridge hairpin turn

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.

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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It looks like they are ready for a show on the Upper Wallace Mainline between the Upper Falls and Wallace Lake out side the State Park. No activity yesterday but sign at Upper Falls and pink ribbon on trees above. Should open up some good views for a few years.

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Monday March 27, 2017 10:30 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release

Contract Awarded for Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project; Construction to Begin in Late April


The contract for  rehabilitation of 12 miles of the Lake Crescent section of Highway 101 and four miles of East Beach Road has been awarded to Strider Construction Company, Inc. of Bellingham, Washington. The $27.5 million-project will address long-term safety and maintenance concerns along the two roads.

The project will improve subsurface pavement conditions, apply new pavement, stabilize slopes, repair retaining walls, improve drainage, replace failing culverts, replace guardrails, mitigate rockfall hazards and improve intersections. The project will also improve the Sledgehammer Point overlook, including construction of accessible pedestrian paths, curbing, exhibit, seat walls and new park entrance sign.  A transit stop will be constructed in the Barnes Point area in cooperation with Clallam Transit.

“We are very pleased to move forward with our Federal Highway Administration partners on this important project,” said Sarah Creachbaum, Superintendent of Olympic National Park. “Now that the contract has been awarded, the contractor will begin developing detailed construction plans and assembling materials and equipment for construction to start late next month.”

Construction is slated to begin in late April this year and will take place over three construction seasons. The project is being managed collaboratively by the the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service.

The construction schedule will vary throughout the season to reduce impacts to the public while still allowing safe and efficient road work.  Work will occur on weekdays only and will not be scheduled on holidays or weekends.

An outline of the yearly schedule for Highway 101 is provided below.

April—Late May

· Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

· Limited 4‐hour delays may be scheduled (from 9:00am – 1:00pm only) and must be announced two weeks in advance.

Memorial Day—Labor Day (summer season)

· Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

Early September— Mid November

· Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

· Limited 4‐hour delays (from 9:00am – 1:00pm only) and 6‐hour overnight delays (10:00pm – 4:00am only) may be scheduled and must be announced two weeks in advance.

Mid November—February

·  No construction anticipated

March (2018 and 2019 only)

· Half‐hour delays during work hours, with short delays afterhours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

· Limited 4‐hour delays and 6‐hour overnight delays may be scheduled and will be announced two weeks in advance.

The annual construction schedule, Frequently Asked Questions and additional information are available on the Olympic National Park website at https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

No more than 20 four‐hour delays are permitted each spring and each fall. Four‐hour delays may only be implemented between Labor Day and Memorial Day and only between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm.  Emergency vehicles will have access without delay at all times.

Overnight delays lasting up to six hours are permitted between Labor Day and March 31. All six‐hour delays may occur only from 10:00pm—4:00am and may only occur on Mondays through Wednesday. Emergency vehicles will have access without delay at all times.

All four‐hour and six‐hour overnight delays must be scheduled and announced two weeks in advance. Notices will be sent to area media outlets, widely distributed via the Washington State Department of Transportation traffic alert webpage (https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/ ) and posted on the Olympic National Park website (https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/conditions.htm)

Work on East Beach Road will be completed during the first construction season and will only occur on weekdays. Most of the work on East Beach Road will occur before June 1 and after Labor Day, with most of the travel impacts outside of the summer months. However, sometime between August 1 and October 21, 2017, the road will close to through traffic for a maximum two-week period for contractors to replace a culvert. This closure will be scheduled and announced in advance.

East Beach Road was built between 1911 and 1925 and provides access to private residences, Log Cabin Resort and several popular day use areas and links Highway 101 and Highway 112 and as a bypass route around the lake. In 2015, approximately 67,600 vehicles used East Beach Road.

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.

More information about the project and the contract can be found online at the FedBizOpps website: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOT/FHWA/WFL/DTFH7017B00002/listing.html

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4/13/17 - S. Fork Tieton Road 1000: Closed due to flood damage.  Closed at mp 5 at the gate, washout is at Mile Post 11, approximately 1 miles before Conrad Meadows. Will not reopen until at least 2018. No detour available due to proximity to trailhead. Sticky updated.

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There was very outdated information under the Naches Ranger District Roads, so I updated it.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 13:13 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release

Pavement Improvement Planned for Park Roads


Olympic National Park and Federal Highway Administration staff are working together to repair and improve pavement on roads, parking lots and campgrounds in the western sections of Olympic National Park. The eastern half of the park was completed in 2016.

Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. of Reno, Nevada was awarded a $3.3 million contract by the Federal Highway Administration to complete the project, which will extend the life of asphalt pavement in the Quinault, Kalaloch, Hoh and Mora areas.

The project will be completed in phases and will occur on weekdays only, with the entire project completed by August 18, 2017. The project includes crack sealing and cleaning, pavement patching, microsurfacing, and new pavement markings and signs. The work will begin next week in the North Shore Quinault area.

Roads 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.

“We apologize for the short-term inconvenience caused by this project, but look forward to an improved driving experience for park visitors,” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “We ask for patience as we complete this project.”

A timeline of work scheduled for the first three weeks of the project is outlined below:

May 1 through May 5 – pavement patching along the Quinault North Shore Road, July Creek Picnic Area Parking, and the Quinault Ranger Station.

May 8 through May 12 – continuation of pavement patching and beginning of crack sealing and cleaning along the Quinault North Shore Road, July Creek Picnic Area Parking, and the Quinault Ranger Station.

May 15 through May 19 – pavement patching, crack sealing, and cleaning at the Kalaloch Information Station, the Utility and Residence Road, and the Kalaloch Campground.

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

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Olympic National Park News Release

Work on Boulder Creek Trail to Begin Monday; No Access on Olympic Hot Springs Road Above Glines Canyon Overlook


Beginning Monday, Olympic National Park crews will start work on Boulder Creek Trail which begins at the end of the Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley. This project involves the use of heavy equipment for the demolition and removal of the Crystal Creek bridge and installation of an alternate route and creek crossing at that location. For visitor and employee safety, there will be no access above the Glines Canyon Overlook on Olympic Hot Springs Road beginning Monday, May 15, until later this summer.

“Crews will be working as quickly as possible to complete the necessary bridge removal and reopen the area to visitors” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “As much as we regret the inconvenience, this project will ultimately restore safe access on Boulder Creek Trail for hikers and stock use.”

Damage caused by a rockfall event in the winter of 2014-2015 led to the closure of the Crystal Creek bridge. Since then, further erosion has led to increased destabilization.  Inspection by Federal Highways geotechnical and structural engineers last June determined the bridge was unsafe for pedestrian and stock use.

The Olympic Hot Springs Road will remain open up to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook for the duration of the project. Whiskey Bend Road is open all the way to the trailhead.

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

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FR 7601 (Eight Mile Road) was opened by the Forest Service yesterday (5/14)  up.gif
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Olympic National Park News Release

Flood Damage Repair on Mora Road to Begin Wednesday, May 17


Flood damage repair work on Mora Road will begin this Wednesday and last for up to six weeks. This project will restore the flood-damaged road to two lanes and address additional slope instabilities. Due to the nature of the road repair there will be no access to Rialto Beach until the completion of the road work with the exception of Memorial Day weekend.  This includes backcountry trips through the North Coast Wilderness beginning and ending at Rialto Beach.

Rialto Beach will be accessible to visitors and hikers over Memorial Day weekend starting Friday, May 26, at 5pm through Monday, May 29, at 5pm. The Mora Campground will remain open throughout the project.

Access is restricted to the work site for visitor and worker safety.  Heavy equipment will be positioned on the roadway to drill soil nails into the road bank and a boom will extend out over the side to complete the work.  The soil nails and facing reinforcement will extend approximately 8 to 10 feet down the existing bank from the road shoulder.  The soil nails will be embedded up to 20 feet horizontally into the bank. The reinforcement system also includes high-strength galvanized mesh and structural shotcrete (concrete sprayed at high velocity using a hose).

In addition to the necessary work to reinforce the road and repair the pavement and current slope failures, this project will also proactively stabilize adjacent sections along the river side of the Mora Road which are currently showing signs of instability. This preemptive work will help protect against future issues. Overall, this project is crucial for continued long-term access to Rialto Beach.

Mora Road was reduced to one lane after winter storm flooding in 2015-2016 caused a major wash-out. The road slumped and continued monitoring of the pavement cracks indicates ongoing downward movement of the road sub grade. Geotechnical engineers determined the road could not support vehicle loads safely. Further erosion has led to increased undermining of the road bed.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131. For questions about backcountry permits contact the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles at 360-565-3100.

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Whidbey Island - all summer construction.  SR 525 and SR 20  are being repaved from the Clinton Ferry dock to Fort Ebey.  They are currently working 24/7 and there are waits of up to 30 minutes.
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Olympic National Park News Release

Mora Road Repair in Final Stage: Opening Planned in Time For Holiday Weekend


The final phase of storm damage repairs on Mora Road involving repaving and sealing operations is finishing up this week. Park officials anticipate the road to reopen to the public for the upcoming holiday weekend.

“We understand the public’s desire to visit Rialto Beach, especially for the upcoming holiday weekend,” said Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “The road work is crucial for continued long-term access to Rialto Beach and we look forward to visitors enjoying the area once again."

Mora Road was reduced to one lane after winter storm flooding in 2015-2016 caused a major wash-out. The road slumped and continued monitoring of the pavement cracks indicated ongoing downward movement of the road sub grade. Geotechnical engineers determined the road could not support vehicle loads safely. Further erosion led to increased undermining of the road bed.

Flood damage repair work on Mora Road began six weeks ago. This project has restored the flood-damaged road to two lanes and addressed additional slope instabilities. Due to the nature of the road repair, there is no access to Rialto Beach until the completion of the road work.

In addition to the necessary work to reinforce the road and repair the pavement and current slope failures, this project also proactively stabilized adjacent sections along the river side of the Mora Road which were showing signs of instability. This preemptive work will help protect against future issues.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131. For questions about backcountry permits contact the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles at 360-565-3100.

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Made it to Slide Lake trailhead in a 2001 Subaru Forester on Illabot Creek Road yesterday. Below are pics. Washout at 10.3 was no big deal for now but could get ugly in future. Sides of road are brushy so visibility distance is limited. Thank God it's open.


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SR 20, Loup Loup Pass, is open twice a day from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. At two locations, expect up to 20 minute delays with single lane flagger controlled traffic on a gravel surface. Motorists can use the SR 153 detour route from Twisp to Pateros during the hours Loup Loup Pass is closed. SR 20 is closed in both directions from eight miles west of the Loup Loup Pass summit at milepost 207 to Rock Creek at milepost 223 due to mud slides, washouts, and road repair work.

http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/LoupLoup/default.aspx

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Multiple work zones on US 2, plan ahead for delays

Roadwork on US 2 between Sultan and Skykomish will resume Sunday night. There are four areas under the knife, so to speak. Contractor crews are sealing the road to preserve the pavement in two areas, this is day work. In the other two segments, crews are laying down new asphalt during the overnight hours.
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PostSat Aug 12, 2017 8:42 am 
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Friday August 11, 2017 19:22 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release   

East Beach Road Closing to Through-Traffic West of Log Cabin Resort for Culvert Replacement Monday August 14


East Beach Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, August 14 through August 25 to allow for the replacement of the Log Cabin Creek culvert (a 25' deep excavation). The new culvert will allow for fish passage. This culvert is immediately west of the Log Cabin Resort turnoff.  During this closure, Log Cabin Resort will remain open and will only be accessible from East Beach Road. The Lyre River Trailhead of the Spruce Railroad Trail will only be accessible from the Joyce-Piedmont Road.

A map of the current construction and access information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Weekday work hours from April 1 through September 23 are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Traveling in the morning before 8:00 am and after 6:30 pm can help travelers avoid the half-hour delays. After work hours and on weekends expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

An outline of this year’s construction schedule for U.S. Highway 101 is provided below.

Now-Labor Day (summer season)

·         Half‐hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

Afetr Labor Day-Mid November

·         Half‐hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

·         Limited 4‐hour delays (from 9:00am – 1:00pm only Mondays through Thursdays only) and 6‐hour overnight delays (10:00pm – 4:00am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and must be announced two weeks in advance.

Mid November—Mid March

·         No construction

The schedule and updated information are available on the Olympic National Park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/.

East Beach Road was built between 1911 and 1925 and provides access to private residences, Log Cabin Resort and several popular day use areas. East Beach Road links Highway 101 and Highway 112 and serves as a bypass route around the lake. In 2015, approximately 67,600 vehicles used East Beach Road.

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.

www.nps.gov

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PostThu Aug 24, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Thursday August 24, 2017 15:06 PDT

Olympic National Park News Release   

Lake Crescent Highway 101 and East Beach Road Update: Scheduled Four-hour Delays Begin After Labor Day


PORT ANGELES, WA: The first planned four-hour delay on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent is scheduled for Thursday September 7, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. During this four-hour period, Highway 101 eastbound will be open to the turn for Barnes Point where Lake Crescent Lodge, Storm King Information Station, NatureBridge, and the trailheads are located. Highway 101 westbound will be closed near mile marker 229 where the current rock scaling operation is underway.

Travelers should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 1:00 pm. Due to heavy truck traffic, a pilot car will lead all traffic on Highway 101 between mile marker 225 and 228 (located west of Barnes Point) during this four-hour period and travelers should expect 15-30 minute delays.

Limited four-hour delays can occur Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning after Labor Day. These four-hour delays will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. Additional four-hour delays are anticipated for the week of September 11.

Maps of the area and access information are available on the park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm.

Travelers on Highway 101 around Lake Crescent should continue to expect half-hour delays Monday through Friday during work hours. Weekday work hours from April 1 through September 23 are restricted to two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset. Traveling in the morning before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm can help travelers avoid the half-hour delays. After work hours and on weekends expect short delays for alternating single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

East Beach Road

East Beach Road has reopened to through traffic now that the replacement of the Log Cabin Creek culvert is complete. The new culvert allows for fish passage. Paving operations on East Beach Road are scheduled to begin after Labor Day.

On September 6, paving patches will begin between the Lyre River Trailhead for the Spruce Railroad Trail and the intersection of Joyce-Piedmont and East Beach Roads.  There will be limited access between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. Travelers should expect 30 to 60-minute delays.

On September 7,  paving operations between the Lyre River Trailhead for the Spruce Railroad Trail and the intersection of Joyce-Piedmont and East Beach Roads will restrict access to the area from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  Following this period, paving patches will begin on East Beach Road with 30-minute delays until 6:30 pm. East Beach Road paving patches will continue during work hours on Friday, September 8 with 30-minute delays.

A general outline of this year’s construction schedule for U.S. Highway 101 is provided below.

Now-Labor Day (summer season)

·         Half‐hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

After Labor Day-Mid November

·         Half‐hour delays during weekday work hours, with short delays after-hours to accommodate alternating single lane traffic.

·         Limited four‐hour delays (from 9:00am – 1:00pm only Mondays through Thursdays only) and six‐hour overnight delays (10:00pm – 4:00am Mondays through Wednesdays only) may be scheduled and must be announced two weeks in advance.

Mid November—Mid March

·         No construction

The schedule and updated information are available on the Olympic National Park website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-highway-101-rehabilitation-2017-19.htm and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/.

East Beach Road was built between 1911 and 1925 and provides access to private residences, Log Cabin Resort and several popular day use areas. East Beach Road links Highway 101 and Highway 112 and serves as a bypass route around the lake. In 2015, approximately 67,600 vehicles used East Beach Road.

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.

www.nps.gov

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